Swedish authorities say climate activist Greta Thunberg has been charged with insubordination

Prosecutors have charged climate activist Greta Thunberg with disobeying law enforcement in connection with last month’s protest in Malmö, Sweden.

Thunberg and other activists were detained on June 19 after stopping traffic at an oil terminal in the port of Malmö, local newspaper Sitsvenskan reported on Wednesday.

In a brief statement from Swedish prosecutors on Wednesday, a “young woman” was charged with disobedience during the protest after she “refused to comply with police orders to leave the scene”. The report did not identify the woman, but Annika Collin, a spokeswoman for the Swedish Prosecution Service, confirmed it was Thunberg.

Sitzvenskan said the 20-year-old Swedish activist will be called to trial at the end of July. Prosecutor Charlotte Ottosen told the paper that the offense of disobedience is usually punishable by a fine.

Thunberg’s media team did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Protests have been an important part of Dunberg’s climate activism since she rose to international prominence in 2018 when she was 15, and has been detained by police several times in the past.

In January, when the protest was held A coal mine in Germany, video footage showed three police officers picking her up and lifting her from a chair by her arms and legs. In February, Thunberg et al Activists blocked the entrance Norway’s energy ministry in Oslo is protesting the wind farm, which they say interferes with the rights of the Sami indigenous people to herd reindeer in Arctic Norway.

Since she gained attention for her activism, Thunberg has joined legislatures, celebrities and Even the Pope Talk about climate issues. Even scientists He named it Vandu After the climate activist.

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