Toddy, 50, chef from Dorset

Toddy was arrested at Marble Arch on the second Wednesday of the 2019 April Rebellion. She pleaded guilty at City of London Magistrates’ Court on November 8th 2019 and was given a six month conditional discharge and £105 court costs. “I’m not an uncooperative crusty. I’m a mum and a…

Senan Clifford, 59, former teacher from Stroud

Senan was arrested and charged with aggravated trespass at the London City Airport action during the October Rebellion in 2019. He was tried and aquitted along with four others at City of London Magistrates’ Court in January 2020. The judge blamed the trial’s collapse on the “abject failure” of the…

Claudia Fisher, 57, mother of five from Brighton

Claudia was arrested and charged for aggravated trespass at the London City Airport action during the 2019 October Rebellion. She was tried and aquitted along with four others at City of London Magistrates’ Court in January 2020. The judge blamed the trial’s collapse on the “abject failure” of the CPS,…

Maggie Freegard, 65, retired GP from St Keverne

Maggie was arrested on Waterloo Bridge on 17th April 2019, during the 2019 April Rebellion. She was tried at City of London Magistrates’ Court on 7th October 2019 and found guilty. She was given a nine month conditional discharge and £105 court costs. Maggie’s Court Statement “I took part in…

John Blewett, 52, environmental consultant from Dorking

John was arrested during the 2019 April Rebellion and was tried at City of London Magistrates’ Court and acquitted because the Section 14 was not served correctly. He was arrested again during the 2019 October Rebellion and again pleaded not guilty but his case did not get to court. “I’ve…

Roger Jones, 65, retired electronics engineer from Portsmouth

Roger was arrested on Waterloo Bridge on Easter Sunday during the 2019 April Rebellion. He was charged with Obstruction of the Highway and pleaded guilty at City of London Magistrates’ Court on 4th October 2019. He was given a six month condtional discharge and £105 court costs. “I made a…

Melvyn Price, 52, accountant from Swansea

Melvyn was arrested at Oxford Circus during the 2019 April Rebellion under Section 14 of the Public Order Act. He was tried on 14th January 2020 at City of London Magistrates’ Court and found guilty. The judge gave him a nine month conditional discharge and ordered him to pay £380…

Extinction Rebellion UK statement on events in Bristol yesterday

Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +44(0)7756136396Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #ActNow #TellTheTruth The tensions of the past week around the Police, Crimes, Sentencing and Courts Bill have evoked a visceral response around the UK from a public who feel powerless. What we saw in Bristol yesterday was the effect of the Government overplaying its hand and attempting…

People power works – together for the right to protest!

It’s crazy how much can change in a week. With the release of the HMICFRS report and MPs rushing the Police, Crimes, Sentencing and Courts Bill through Parliament, the UK government has tried to take emergency measures to restrict our civil liberties and outlaw the right to protest.  The Government…

The Guardian view on a green new deal: to save jobs and the planet | Editorial

The pandemic is an opportunity to tackle the climate emergency by creating productive green jobs for those made redundant by the crisis Britain needs a green job-filled recovery from the coronavirus crisis. Unlike Germany and South Korea, it is far from clear that we will get one. While Berlin and…

The Guardian view on a green new deal: to save jobs and the planet | Editorial

The pandemic is an opportunity to tackle the climate emergency by creating productive green jobs for those made redundant by the crisisBritain needs a green job-filled recovery from the coronavirus crisis. Unlike Germany and South Korea, it is far from clear that we will get one. While Berlin and Seoul…

Green party joint leaders to stand again for their roles

Siân Berry and Jonathan Bartley herald ‘pivotal moment’ as they say UK is in crisisThe two joint leaders of the Green party, Siân Berry and Jonathan Bartley, are to stand for their job-shared role again, declaring the time is right to seize the moment and become a mass-membership movement.Berry and…

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