Extinction Rebellion trials and hearings this week (30 September to 4 October)
September 30, 2019 by Extinction Rebellion
- 30 Extinction Rebellion defendants are on trial this week across London
- Six trials are for public order offences during the April Rebellion; one trial is for offences under the Police Act
- The Shell 7 will attend a preliminary hearing at Southwark Crown Court charged with criminal damage to the oil major’s HQ
- A further 50 people are expected to attend plea hearings on Friday at City of London Magistrates Court
- Extinction Rebellion continues to raise money for defendants legal costs with its Crowdjustice campaign
- Trials are set to continue into January and beyond
Trials and hearings coming up this week:
Monday (Sep 30th), Hendon Magistrates Court: One on trial for a public order offence during the April Rebellion, Zoë Lafferty, 33, a theatre director from London.
Monday (Sep 30th), City of London Magistrates Court: Three on trial for public order offences during the April Rebellion, including Saul Kenrick, 22, a student at Edinburgh University (his father Justin Kenrick is currently awaiting trial).
Tuesday (Oct 1st), Hendon Magistrates Court: Six on trial for public order offences during the April Rebellion, including Rowan Tilly, 61 from Oxford. A further seven on trial for obstructing a policeman in his duty.
Tuesday (Oct 1st), City of London Magistrates Court: Two on trial for public order offences during the April Rebellion, including Alima Adams, 48, software engineer from Cambridge, whose lawyers Kellys hope to submit a witness statement from a prominent Member of Parliament.
Wednesday (Oct 2nd) City of London Magistrates Court: Nine on trial for for public order offenses during the April Rebellion, including Tom Franklin, 60 a retired education technologist from York.
Thursday (Oct 3rd) City of London Magistrates Court: Two on trial for for public order offences during the April Rebellion.
Friday (Oct 4th), Southwark Crown Court: The Shell 7 to attend a preliminary Crown Court hearing charged with causing criminal damage to Shell’s London headquarters during the April Rebellion. The Shell 7 are: Ian Bray, David Lambert, Katerina Hasapopoulous, James Saunders, Senan Clifford, Jane Augsburger and Simon Bramwell.
Friday (Oct 4th) City of London Magistrates Court: Approximately 50 charged defendants expected to attend plea hearings for public order offences during the April Rebellion.
More more information, images and interviews with defendants or lawyers, contact Zoë Blackler on 07918 165 046.
Extinction Rebellion’s Crowdjustice campaign to help defendants with their legal fees can be found here: https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/extinction-rebellion-central
Notes to Editors
About Extinction Rebellion
Extinction Rebellion is a global movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimise the risk of societal collapse – both of which are seen as inevitable if rapid action is not taken to rein in human-induced climate change and biodiversity loss.
Extinction Rebellion believes it is a citizen’s duty to rebel, using peaceful civil disobedience, when faced with criminal inaction by their Government.
Starting on October 7th, Extinction Rebellion is calling an International Rebellion: https://www.facebook.com/events/2428146964128308/
Together, we will peacefully occupy the centres of power and shut them down until Governments act on the Climate and Ecological Emergency.
Extinction Rebellion’s Demands are:
- Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.
- Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.
- Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.