Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has been accused of disturbing public order during a demonstration against fossil energy companies in central London. Police announced this on Wednesday.
Thunberg, 20, a fierce opponent of the fossil fuel industry, was arrested on Tuesday along with 25 other climate activists outside the InterContinental Hotel in Mayfair. The so-called Energy Intelligence Forum was being held there at the time, a three-day conference that climate activists also call the “Oscars of oil.” The Swedish activist was later released on conditions. She is scheduled to appear in court in London on November 15.
Thunberg was formally put on trial for not complying with a police order not to block the street where the protest took place. During the demonstration, organized by the climate movement Fossil Free London, activists attempted to block access to the hotel. When it comes to sieges, the climate activist is not up to her task. She was fined a few days ago for a blockade in Malmö, Sweden. In January this year, Thunberg was arrested during protests against the expansion of a German lignite mine.
The head of the Saudi Aramco oil company, Amin Nasser, said at the conference held in London that new investments in fossil fuels are needed to compensate for aging oil fields. The demonstrators also criticized the president of COP28, the annual United Nations climate conference, held in Dubai from November 30 to December 12. Chairman Sultan Al Jaber is the Chairman of the National Oil Company of the United Arab Emirates.
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