Morgan Trowland, 36, civil engineer from East London
Morgan, originally from New Zealand and a member of the Tree of Life affinity group, was arrested under Section 14 of the Public Order Act during the 2019 April Rebellion. He was tried on 31st October 2019 at City of London Magistrates’ Court, found guilty and given a six month conditional discharge and £500 court costs.
He was arrested again for the Bow concrete action in August 2020 and charged with Aggrevated Trespass but his case was dismissed. He was arrested a third time in September 2020 for the Murdoch printworks action, for which he designed two giant bamboo structures used during the blockade. He was charged with Obstruction of the Highway and his trial is scheduled for May 2021.
“I refuse to spend the rest of my life watching everything burn. I can’t rest while there is a hope of saving some of the beautiful but tattered web of life we’re woven in.”