Climate activist carried away by police for blocking traffic at protest near the harbour in Malmo, Sweden. Climate activist Greta Thunberg has been forcibly removed by police from a protest in the southern Swedish city of Malmo, hours after a local court fined her for disobeying a police order during a similar protest last month. Thunberg, 20, who became the face of young climate activists worldwide after staging weekly protests in front of the Swedish parliament, admitted during the court proceedings on Monday that she had disobeyed the police order but pleaded not guilty and said she was acting out of necessity. Asked by reporters if she would exercise more caution in the future following her fine, Thunberg said climate protesters were “definitely not going to back down”. “We know that we cannot save the world by playing by the rules because the laws have to be changed,” the activist said. “It is absurd that those who act in line with science should pay the price for it,” she told reporters in the Malmo District Court.

via aljazeera: Greta Thunberg forcibly removed from climate protest after fine

siehe auch: Greta Thunberg found guilty of failing to obey police at climate protest. She told Swedish media that she will not be appealing the verdict. Climate activist Greta Thunberg has been found guilty by a Swedish court of disobeying a police order at a protest in Malmo last month. The 20-year-old avoided a potential prison sentence and has been fined 2,500 Swedish krona (€216), AFP reports.  Greta had pleaded not guilty and told the court: “My actions are justifiable,” according to the Sydsvenskan newspaper. “We are definitely not going to back down because of this,” she told reporters after the verdict. “We don’t have any laws that long term protect us against the self-destructing greed that we have let [have] full control over the world. The laws have to be changed. We know that we cannot save the world by playing by the rules because the rules have to be changed.” Irma Kjellström, spokesperson for Ta tillbaka framtiden (Take Back the Future), the group involved in the protest, said: “It’s even more clear than it would have been otherwise that we have to be exactly where the harm is being done, that we have to be out in the oil ports defending our lives, because apparently currently the states and other power actors are not ready to do what’s needed.”

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