Swede, 20, in court after arrest for blocking entrance at event last month labelled ‘Oscars of oil’ by activists

Greta Thunberg has pleaded not guilty to breaching a public order act after blocking the entrance to a hotel hosting a conference described by activists as the “Oscars of oil”.

The 20-year-old Swedish climate campaigner took part in a protest last month outside the venue of the Energy Intelligence Forum, blocking the entrance to the hotel where it was taking place and shouting: “Oily money out!” She was charged under section 14 of the Public Order Act, which carries a maximum £2,500 fine.

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