Amber Reeve, 26, student nurse from Cardiff

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Steve Lowes, 50, company director from Surrey

Steve, aka Woody, is also an artist and lives on a wooden boat on the Thames. He was arrested on Whitehall during the 2019 October Rebellion and charged with Obstruction of the Highway. He was tried on the 4th March 2021 at City of London Magistrates’ Court. His case was dismissed due to lack of evidence. He was arrested again in October 2019 at the UKOG site in Horse Hill in Surrey for Obstruction of the Highway. The charge was dropped as not in the public interest. His third arrest was on 4th September 2020 at the Bank of England.…

Malcolm White, 33, doctor from Glasgow

Malcolm was arrested on 20th April 2019 at Parliment Square during the 2019 April Rebellion under Section 14 of the Public Order Act. He pleaded guilty on 18th Oct 2019 at City of London Magistrates’ Court and received a six month conditional discharge and £70 court costs. Malcolm’s Court Statement “My name is Dr Malcolm White. I am from the North of Scotland but live in Glasgow. I have travelled down for a second time to participate in the Extinction Rebellion protests. In April I was arrested as part of the Parliament Square actions. I was then held in custody…

Oshi Owen, 52, hospitality manager from Preselis, Pembrokeshire

Oshi was arrested on 25th April 2019 outside Goldman Sachs on the last day of the 2019 April Rebellion and charged with Obstruction of the Highway. She pleaded guilty on 4th October 2019 at City of London Magistrates’ Court and received a six month conditional discharge and £105 court costs. “This planet is a precious finite resource and the source of life itself. We cannot delude ourselves that this life can carry on indefinitely if those in institutions of power are ultimately creating their own short-term financial interests and security. We need true leaders if our own species and all…

Jon Atkinson, 54, investor from Bristol

Jon was arrested on 16th April 2019 at Oxford Circus during the 2019 April Rebellion under Section 14 of the Public Order Act. He was tried on 7th January 2020 at City of London Magistrates’ Court, found guilty and given a nine month conditional discharge and an order to pay £330 court costs. Photo credits: Joe Twigg The post Jon Atkinson, 54, investor from Bristol appeared first on Extinction Rebellion UK. Source: Jon Atkinson, 54, investor from Bristol

Ruth Gardiner, 25, teaching assistant from Stroud

Ruth, who is also an education student, was arrested on 12th April 2019 at Waterloo Bridge during the 2019 April Rebellion. She pleaded guilty on 18th October at City of London Magistrates’ Court and received a six month conditional discharge and £105 court costs. “For those of us who work in education, our foremost responsibility is to safeguard and promote the welfare of our students. When I became aware of the governments lack of necessary action in response to the climate emergency, the same tone of responsibility led me to become involved in direct action. The actions of Extinction Rebellion…

Kate Moore, 53, grief counsellor from Llandeilo

Kate was arrested with her daughter Sibi on 25th April 2019 outside Goldman Sachs during the 2019 April Rebellion. She pleaded guilty on 4th October 2019 to a Section 14 offence and Obstruction of the Highway at City of London Magistrates’ Court and received a six month conditional discharge and £70 court costs. She was arrested again in July 2019 for aggravated trespass during an action outside Barclays Bank in Llanelli. Kate talking about daughter Sibi: “When I was giving birth to her I was giving birth to a young person who was likely to be an eco warrior, and…

Sibi Moore, 23, nursery teacher from Dartmoor

Sibi was arrested with her mum Kate on 25th April 2019 outside Goldman Sachs during the 2019 April Rebellion. She pleaded guilty to a Section 14 offence and Obstruction of the Highway on 4th October 2019 at City of London Magistrates’ Court and received a six month conditional discharge and £70 court costs. Sibi talking about her mum Kate: “I felt really proud when we were together, because I feel a lot of people still haven’t got to the point of understanding about the emergency we’re in. A lot of people are afraid to act and I know we were…

Jay Griffiths, 54, writer from mid-Wales

Jay was arrested at Oxford Circus during the 2019 April Rebellion under Section 14 of the Public Order Act. She was tried on 28th January 2020 at City of London Magistrates’ Court and received a nine conditional discharge and £220 court costs. In his concluding remarks, Judge Noble told Jay and her co-defendants: “You have to succeed. It is with a really heavy heart that I have to convict you. This is going to be my last Extinction Rebellion trial for a little while. I think they only allow us to do so many of these before our sympathies start…

Sam Rodgers, 23, circus performer from Bideford

Sam was arrested during the 2019 April Rebellion and charged under Section 14 of the Public Order Act. He pleaded guilty at City of London Magistrates’ Court on 13th September 2019 and received a six month conditional discharge and £105 court costs. Photo credits: Joe Twigg The post Sam Rodgers, 23, circus performer from Bideford appeared first on Extinction Rebellion UK. Source: Sam Rodgers, 23, circus performer from Bideford

Hazel Stenson, 57, project leader from Bury St Edmunds

Hazel, who is a project leader at a tech firm, was arrested on 5th September 2020 while locked on under a truck during the Murdoch printworks blockade at Broxbourne during the 2020 September Rebellon. She was charged with Obstruction of the Highway and pleaded not guilty on 5th October 2020 at St Albans Magistrates’ Court. Her trial is due to begin on the 17th May 2021. “I am fighting for the future of my daughter and stepson, the dozens of children I have cared for and nurtured through full time care and forest schooling and all of the innocent youth…

XR Podcast and Rebel Radio Special: The Race to Save the World

Extinction Rebellion Podcast: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Podomatic Rebel Radio: Live on Soho Radio every Tuesday and Friday 11-12 | Mixcloud In this collaboration with Rebel Radio, Anna Hyde hosts this Special with the director and some of the protagonists of the film ‘The Race to Save the World‘. Anna first speaks to director Joe Gant about what made him create this documentary. Joe explains that once you know how bad the climate and ecological emergency is, you can’t ever unknow it – but it can make people feel overwhelmed and powerless. His film is aims to inspire those who…

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