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Sweden. Greta Thunberg punished by the court. A few hours later, she was removed by the police from the protest

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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was forcibly removed by police from a protest in Malmoe. This happened hours after a local court fined her for deliberately disobeying police during a similar demonstration a month earlier.

Greta Thunberg along with other activists, on June 19, she prevented trucks with tankers from entering the oil port of Malmoe. The activist was asked by the police to leave the place, but she refused. Due to non-compliance with the order, she was forcibly removed and detained.

Thunberg: My actions are justified

On Monday, a court in Malmoe fined Thunberg for deliberately disobeying police. The climate activist confirmed in court that she was part of a protesting group and disobeyed police orders, but pleaded not guilty.

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– My actions are justified. I believe that we are in a situation that threatens life, health and property. Countless people and communities are both in short-term and long-term danger, Thunberg told the court, quoted by Reuters.

“It is true that I was in this place that day and I received an order (from the police) that I disobeyed, but I would like to deny the accusation that I committed any crime,” she added.

Greta Thunberg in court in MalmoPAP/EPA/Andreas Hillergren

The court ordered Thunberg to pay SEK 1,500 and an additional SEK 1,000 to the Swedish Crime Victims Fund. The amount of the fine was set in proportion to her declared income. Failure to comply with the police’s order is punishable by up to six months in prison.

Removed by police for blocking traffic

Thunberg and other activists headed back to the port after Monday’s verdict, Reuters reported. They were removed by the police for blocking traffic.

Greta Thunberg removed by police from protest in MalmoePAP/EPA/Andreas Hillergren/TT SWEDEN OUT

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