Rob Tresidder, 75, semi-retired carpenter from Wirksworth - Extinction Rebellion UK

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 (because of the delay in the case coming to trial) and order to pay £150 court costs.

He was arrested for a third time on 1st September 2020 at Parliament Square during the 2020 September Rebellion (trial pending) and again on 3rd September 2020 under Section 14 while glued on outside the Peers’ entrance to the Palace of Westminster. He pleaded not guilty to this fourth charge but proceedings were dropped before his case came to trial.

“The climate situation is so urgent and the response of the UK government and others is so inadequate that we must take to the streets to force the government to tell the truth.”

Photo credit: Helena Smith

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