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Judge rule Thunberg has no case to answer over October protest

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on Friday was cleared of a public order offense over a protest at an oil and gas conference in October. Thunberg was arrested Oct. 17 outside the InterContinental London Park Lane hotel after joining hundreds of protesters at an “Oily Money Out” demonstration organized by Fossil Free London and Greenpeace. Oil executives had been meeting inside the hotel on the first day of the Energy Intelligence Forum, formerly known as the Oil and Money conference. Thunberg appeared at London’s Westminster Magistrates’ Court this week alongside two Fossil Free London protesters and two Greenpeace protesters. All five defendants pleaded not guilty after being accused of breaching Section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986 by failing to move their protest to a designated area. The judge in the London court ruled she had no case to answer, and also acquitted the other defendants. “The prosecution evidence is insufficient for any reasonable court to properly convict and I exercise my discretion to acquit all five defendants,” Judge John Law said to applause in the gallery, according to Reuters. https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/climate-activist-greta-thunberg-cleared-public-order-offense-london-oi-rcna136983?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma&taid=65bd312e0ac2a30001db1dde&utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

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  • Felix mokaya

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    Youths should embrace Greta trails .It is so encouraging to see a young person as climate activist who does not fear anything .

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    • Esther Wanjiku

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      @felix_mokaya She truly is a formidable climate champion

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    • George Kariuki

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      A very victory to all climate champions.

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      • Tabitha Kimani

        9 w

        We need sober judges and courts who will do justice to the environment.

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        • We Don't Have Time

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          • Munene Mugambi

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            Glad there's still some sense left in the courts to throw this out

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            • Princess

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              This is a positive outcome, recognizing the right to peaceful activism for environmental causes.

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              • johnte ndeto

                10 w

                Climate activists like Greta should be protected as their agenda is clear and undisputed

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                • Munene Mugambi

                  10 w

                  @johnte_ndeto one should not be sued for raising their voice for the planet

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                  • Esther Wanjiku

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                    @johnte_ndeto Great the courts have vindicated her

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                  • Joseph Githinji

                    10 w

                    A great call, Greta has no case to answer and must be free to air her views alongside other climate defenders.

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                    • Elizabeth Gathigia

                      10 w

                      Very well send, she has no case to answer because she was fighting for the right course

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                      • Munene Mugambi

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                        @elizbeth_gathigia more often than not, the law works to protect the wrong from the righteous. In this case it served its intended purpose and we're glad it did.

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