Environmental activist Greta Thunberg has been formally charged with public disorder following her participation in a protest in London against the fossil fuel industryas reported this Wednesday by the London Metropolitan Police (Met).
The Swedish environmentalist is one of the 26 people charged by Scotland Yard for their involvement in the protest event organized yesterday, called by the organization Fossil Free London (London Free of Fossil Fuels) at the doors of a hotel near the central park of Hyde Park, where CEOs of energy companies with occasion of the Energy Intelligence Forum.
In a statement released today, the Met confirmed that Thunberg, residing at an address in Dorset, England, has been charged with “failing to comply with a condition imposed under section 14 of the Public Order Act” and, together with other people, “will be released on parole” until next November 15when he will appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court (London).
According to the Police, with other activists, Thunberg obstructed public roads after the demonstration while the energy forum took place in the rooms of the InterContinental hotel with the presence of executives from some of the world’s leading companies such as Aramco, BP and Cepsa.
Apparently, the officers asked the gathered activists to move off the road and onto the sidewalks, which would have allowed them, according to the police version, continue with the protest.