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Greta Thunberg will appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court
Greta Thunberg will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court
Climate activist Greta Thunberg will appear in court later charged with a public order offence.
The 20-year-old was arrested near the InterContinental Hotel in Mayfair on October 17. She was at a protest against the Energy Intellifence Forum that was taking place inside.
She is set to appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court accused of breaching Section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986. This relates to failing to leave the highway and continue the protest on the pavement.
Thunberg was bailed after being charged and subsequently joined other climate protests in London organised by Fossil Free London – outside JP Morgan in Canary Wharf on October 19, and outside London’s Guildhall on Monday.
The first two protests were in relation to the continued use of fossil fuels by major oil and gas companies, while the latest focused on the Government’s approval of drilling at the Rosebank oil field. She will be appearing alongside 10 other activists who are all charged with the same offence.
Greenpeace and Fossil Free London activists are expected to demonstrate outside the court before the hearing. Thunberg, from Stockholm, Sweden, has been an active environmental campaigner since the age of 15.