Greta Thunberg Fined for Involvement in Blocking Oil Terminal

( – Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg has been hit with a heavy fine for blocking a road last month. The 20-year-old activist avoided jail but failed to persuade the court that her protest was more important than the law. It turns out that admitting you committed the crime, then pleading not guilty, doesn’t actually work.

On June 19, Thunberg, who became famous after delivering a notoriously rude rant at a 2019 UN climate conference, snarling “How dare you?” at the delegates she claimed had stolen her childhood, took part in a protest at an oil terminal at the Swedish port of Malmö. After the protesters blocked the road, police ordered them to leave the area. Thunberg refused and was arrested and charged with refusing to obey police orders. Officers had to physically drag her out of the road.

Thunberg, who has recently started preaching a far-left political agenda as well as green activism, appeared in court on July 24. She admitted having been at the protest and confirmed she’d been given “an order that I didn’t listen to,” but went on to say, “I want to deny the crime.” Apparently Thunberg, who has been diagnosed with three different mental illnesses, didn’t recognize the cognitive dissonance she was putting on display. The court found her confession to the crime more compelling than her not-guilty plea and fined her 2,500 kroner ($240).

This isn’t the first time Thunberg, who seems to be getting more militant, has been hauled away by the police this year. In January, she traveled to Germany to harass workers at a coal mine and was physically removed twice in three days. She isn’t learning her lesson, though. Just hours after being sentenced on Monday, she was back at the port in Malmö, blocking the road again and, inevitably, dragged off by police. She needs to be careful; this time, she was fined a month’s earnings — but the maximum penalty for the offense is six months in jail.

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