BREAKING: Extinction Rebellion co-founder Dr Gail Bradbrook breaks window at Barclays Bank in act of civil disobedience

Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone:  +44(0)7986671716Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#RepairHarm #BarclaysUK #FossilBanks #MoneyRebellion #HSBC Dr Gail Bradbrook, one of the founders of Extinction Rebellion broke the window of Barclays Bank in Stroud at around 6am this morning. The action was carried out carefully before opening hours in order to reduce any risk of harm. Dr Bradbrook is already awaiting trial for alleged criminal damage at the Department for Transport in October 2019. [1] The action is part of XR’s Money Rebellion, [2] which draws on a history of civil disobedience using window breaking and seeks to expose the role of banks in the climate and ecological crisis alongside…

Shell MacDonagh, 33, maths teacher from London

Shell, who is in XR Educators, XR Scientists, XR Art Blockers and XR Talks and Trainings, was arrested on 3rd September 2020 outside the Houses of Parliament after she climbed the fence with ten others then glued on to the Peers’ Entrance. She was tried on 12th January 2021 at City of London Magistrates’ Court. Her case was dismissed with no case to answer because her arresting officer had failed to correctly communicate the Section 14 conditions. She was arrested again during the 2020 September Rebellion for the Murdoch printworks action at Broxbourne and charged with Obstruction of the Highway.…

Steve Fay, 53, clinical specialist from Rutland

Steve was arrested at London City airport on October 10 2019 during the 2019 October Rebellion and charged with obstruction of the public highway. He was tried at City of London Magistrates’ Court on 4th February 2021 and found guilty. He received a six month conditional discharge and £400 court costs. “As a health professional I believe I have a moral responsibility do all I can to preserve life and act to prevent risk of unnecessary harm. I became involved with Extinction Rebellion because as a father, as an uncle and as a human being I have a responsibility to…

Rob Tresidder, 75, semi-retired carpenter from Wirksworth

Rob, who is also a joiner, wood machinist, parent and member of the ‘Meerkat’ affinity group, was first arrested during the 2019 April Rebellion under Section 14 of the Public Order Act. He pleaded not guilty and was due to stand trial in January 2020 but his case was dismissed. He was arrested again on October 11th 2019 while glued on to two other protesters during the 2019 October Rebellion under Section 14, but charged with Obstruction of the Highway. He was tried on 9th March 2021 at City of London Magistrates’ Court, found guilty but given an absolute discharge…

Ed Hime, 41, script writer from South London

Ed was arrested during the 2019 April Rebellion and charged under Section 14 of the Public Order Act. He was tried at City of London Magistrates’ Court in December 2019 and found guilty. Ed was arrested again during 2019 October Rebellion under Section 14 and Obstruction of the Highway. “I was arrested at Oxford Circus, an eyesore for tourists that had somehow been transformed into the most beautiful place on Earth by the Berta Caceres and about a thousand rebels. I was nervous about it beforehand. Intellectually, I understood that getting arrested was probably the most useful thing I could…

Bissera Ivanova, 25, research assistant from Aix-Marseille

Bissera, a research assistant in brain and language sciences at Leeds University at the time of her arrest and originally from Bulgaria, was arrested on 16th April 2019 in Oxford Circus during the 2019 April Rebellion. She was charged under Section 14 of the Public Order Act and received a six month conditional discharge and court costs. “I was arrested nearby to the pink boat at the first rebellion, on April 16th. I guess you could say I was arrested for dancing. I came to the protest alone, since none of my friends were up to it. I knew some…

James Ozden, 24, maths tutor from London

James, who is originally from Turkey, was first arrested on Horseferry Road during the 2019 October Rebellion and charged with Obstruction of the Highway. He was arrested again in July 2020 after dying the Trafalgar Square fountains red with Animal Rebellion and charged with criminal damage, and a third time in September 2020 for the Stop the Presses action outside Rupert Murdoch’s printworks for which he has been charged with Obstruction of the Highway. He has pleaded not guilty for all three charges and is awaiting trials. “XR was the first time I felt like I was part of a…

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 chef – I can work up to 70 hours a week. My daughter will be 51 in 2050. If you give someone homework and tell them to complete it by 2050, you know they’re not going to start doing it until 2045.” The post Toddy, 50, chef from Dorset appeared…

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 CPS, after the arresting officer failed to appear. Former chief government scientist Sir David King was in the gallery and had been prepared to submit a statement as evidence for the defence. Senan was arrested and charged for a Section 14 offence during the 2019 April Rebellion, found guilty and…

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, after the arresting officer failed to appear. Former chief government scientist Sir David King was in the gallery and had been prepared to submit a statement as evidence for the defence. Claudia was also arrested during the 2020 September Rebellion trying to prevent the Lightship Greta from being impounded by…

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 the protest on Waterloo Bridge and was arrested on April 17th. I was subsequently charged with failing to comply with a police instruction to move from the bridge. I felt it was important to continue my protest on the bridge because I was convinced it might persuade the government to…

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 seen butterflies in December. I was working in February when it was 21 degrees, doing winter work. I have been so frustrated for years, knowing what I know about the climate emergency, I couldn’t understand why I wasn’t doing anything. And I didn’t know why we were all not doing…

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