Summarizing the News
- Greta Thunberg pleads not guilty to charges in a British court.
- Arrested in October during an environmental protest in London.
- Trial scheduled for February 1, 2024.
- If you are accused of a public order offence, you could face a fine of up to £2,500.
A climate activist Greta Thunberg pleaded not guilty to a charge of public order offenses in a British court on Wednesday, after being arrested last month during an environmental protest in London, England.
The 20-year-old woman was detained by police on October 17 after she and dozens of protesters linked arms to obstruct the entrances to a hotel where an oil and gas conference was being held.
Thunberg, wearing a gray T-shirt and black jeans, only confirmed her name and date of birth at the hearing. The judge at Westminster Magistrates’ Court set his trial for February 1.
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She was charged with a public order offense for failing to comply with conditions that police said were imposed to prevent “serious disruption to the community, hotel and guests”.
She was charged by London police on October 18 and released on bail. If she is convicted, she could be fined up to £2,500 (equivalent to $3,069).