Greta Thunberg, the eco-activist, has been accused of disobeying the authorities

Climate activist Greta Thunberg
Climate activist Greta Thunberg (from Greta Thunberg social media)

Climate activist Greta Thunberg is set to appear in court after being accused of defying authorities during a protest at an oil port in Malmo.

Thunberg's hearing will take place at the Malmo District Court on July 28. The court will assess whether the activist was involved in blocking traffic during the protest and whether she resisted police instructions to clear the road.

The protest in Malmo took place on June 19, where Thunberg and Fridays for Future movement members advocated for more action from authorities and private corporations to combat climate change.

The activists named the protest "Bring Back the Future." To draw attention, participants blocked the exit of tankers from the port. Thunberg explained, "We chose not to be passive bystanders but to obstruct fossil fuel infrastructure instead."

Police stated that the young people were initially allowed to remain at the port for a period of time to express their views. However, the activists then blocked the passage of over 30 trucks, leading law enforcement to ask the protestors to move off the road onto the grassy area.

Four individuals refused to comply with police instructions and were forcibly removed from the roadway. Thunberg was among those four people.