Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

World

Greta Thunberg Goes On Trial For Allegedly Committing Crimes to Influence Global Warming

via Associated Press
This article was originally published at StateOfUnion.org. Publications approved for syndication have permission to republish this article, such as Microsoft News, Yahoo News, Newsbreak, UltimateNewswire and others. To learn more about syndication opportunities, visit About Us.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg and four other protesters are on trial for refusing to leave a protest that blocked the entrance to an oil and gas industry conference in London.

They are accused of breaching a section of the Public Order Act and have pleaded not guilty.

The protesters oppose fossil fuel companies and the U.K. government’s approval of drilling for oil in the North Sea.

“It seemed like a very deliberate attempt … to prevent access to the hotel for most delegates and the guests,” superintendent Matthew Cox said.

“People were really restricted from having access to the hotel.”

If convicted, they could face fines of up to 2,500 pounds.

Thunberg, known for inspiring a global youth movement demanding stronger efforts to fight climate change, has a history of civil disobedience and was previously fined for similar offenses in Sweden.

Read Also:

Rep. Ilhan Omar Accused Of Committing Treason, Faces Censure Resolution

Man Who Leaked Trump’s Tax Returns Learns His Fate

You May Also Like

Politics

This article was originally published at StateOfUnion.org. Publications approved for syndication have permission to republish this article, such as Microsoft News, Yahoo News, Newsbreak,...

Sports

This article was originally published at StateOfUnion.org. Publications approved for syndication have permission to republish this article, such as Microsoft News, Yahoo News, Newsbreak,...

Media

This article was originally published at StateOfUnion.org. Publications approved for syndication have permission to republish this article, such as Microsoft News, Yahoo News, Newsbreak,...

Media

This article was originally published at StateOfUnion.org. Publications approved for syndication have permission to republish this article, such as Microsoft News, Yahoo News, Newsbreak,...

Gallery

This article was originally published at StateOfUnion.org. Publications approved for syndication have permission to republish this article, such as Microsoft News, Yahoo News, Newsbreak,...

Politics

This article was originally published at StateOfUnion.org. Publications approved for syndication have permission to republish this article, such as Microsoft News, Yahoo News, Newsbreak,...

Gallery

This article was originally published at StateOfUnion.org. Publications approved for syndication have permission to republish this article, such as Microsoft News, Yahoo News, Newsbreak,...