Greta Thunberg has been charged with disobeying a police order after being arrested by officers at a protest in Sweden last month.
The environmental campaigner, 20, could face up to six months in jail if convicted of the offence. However, it is more likely that she will instead be fined, if found guilty.
It comes after Thunberg was arrested after allegedly refusing to leave the demonstration in Malmo on June 19. Eco activists had reportedly blocked oil tankers at the southern port city.
Thunberg was pictured being hauled away by two police officers. Swedish prosecutors have confirmed that she was charged because she allegedly “refused to comply with police orders to leave the scene”.
During the protest, Thunberg posted on Instagram: “The climate crisis is already a matter of life and death for countless people. We chose not to be bystanders, and instead physically stop the fossil fuel infrastructure. We are reclaiming the future.”
However, Swedish prosecutor Charlotte Ottosen said: “You have the freedom to demonstrate, but you must not demonstrate in such a way that it causes disturbances for others.”
Thunberg will reportedly face a trial at the end of this month.