Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was charged on Friday with disobeying a police order, less than two months after she was convicted and fined for the same crime.
Thunberg, 20, was fined 1,500 Swedish kronor ($134) by a Swedish court on July 24 for failing to leave a protest on police orders. Immediately after the verdict, Thunberg and other activists from the environmental group Reclaim the Future blocked the road for oil trucks in Malmö’s port and were again forcibly removed by police.
“The demonstration was not authorized and led to the blocking of car traffic. The woman refused to obey the police order to leave the scene,” the prosecutor said in a statement.
Thunberg, who became the face of young climate activists worldwide after organizing weekly protests in front of the Swedish parliament, could receive a harsher sentence if convicted a second time. Disobeying a police order carries a prison sentence of up to six months.
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