Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, who was detained on Tuesday in central London during an environmentalist protest, has been fined for violating the rules for holding public events. The amount of the fine has not been reported, the agency reports. Reuters.
Thunberg took an active part in the demonstration of the London organization Fossil Free London (FFL), which tried to prevent a three-day meeting of the Energy Intelligence Forum (EIF) with the participation of leaders of oil and gas giants, including Shell and Total.
Five environmentalists from Fossil Free London (FFL) were arrested for blocking traffic near the hotel. Two of its activists climbed onto the hotel and unfurled a large “Make Big Oil Companies Pay” banner over the entrance. At the same time, dozens of demonstrators tried to block the approaches to the hotel and prevent forum participants from entering the building.
Because of this, two speakers were unable to take part in the meeting – the CEO of the trading house Gunvor Torbjorn Tornqvist and one of the leaders of the international trader Trafigura Ben Lacock. Twenty environmentalists were arrested on Tuesday, police said.
According to the organizers of the Energy Intelligence Forum, its main goal is to provide “decision makers, thought leaders and innovators with the opportunity to discuss how to supply the planet with resources in a reliable, affordable and environmentally friendly way in a divided world.”
In 2023, Thunberg and her Fridays for Future movement were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for the fourth time. Thunberg became famous after her speech at the UN in September 2019, which caused great public outcry. In a speech at the climate summit, the activist reproached world leaders for not doing enough to combat pollution.