Emma Cooper, 29, teaching assistant from Staffordshire

Emma, who is a special needs teaching assistant and Brownies leader, was arrested on 5th September 2020 at the Murdoch printworks blockade at Broxbourne during the 2020 September Rebellon. She was charged with Obstruction of the Highway and pleaded not guilty on 6th October 2020 at St Albans Magistrates’ Court. Her trial is due to begin on the 5th July 2021.

“I feel that the vast majority of UK media are downplaying the climate crisis, and have a massive role to play in telling the truth about what is really happening. If people don’t know the truth, how can they be expected to take the threat seriously?”

Photo credit: Joe Twigg

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