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Four Scientists for XR vindicated by Crown Court following appeal

PRESS RELEASE Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +44(0)7756136396 / +44(0)7561098449Photography: Neal Haddaway | Link to more photos Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate #XRScientists #ExtinctionRebellion Today four Scientists for Extinction Rebellion won their appeal in Southwark Crown Court after being found guilty last August on a charge of criminal…

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First XR jury trial of 2022 begins for Shadwell 3

The trial is underway for three XR members who stopped a DLR train at Shadwell station in 2019. Phil Kingston, 85, Reverend Sue Parfitt, 79 and Father Martin Newell, 54 will argue the action was a proportionate response to the escalating climate crisis and a lawful protest under the Human Rights Act.

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Top Writers Come Out In Support of Tufton Three

A group of high-profile writers and veteran green campaigners have come out in support of the Tufton Three by making videos to wish the three well in their court case on Thursday 28th October as part of the campaign Denial on Trial.A compilation video of the statements will be launched just before the trial on…

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XR’s Third Jury Trial Collapses Due to Prosecution Error

The prosecution of five Extinction Rebellion members who took part in an action at the Shell HQ in August 2020 has collapsed. A jury trial was due to begin at Southwark Crown Court today for criminal damage and conspiracy to cause criminal damage. However, Judge Perrins this morning dismissed the case as the damage amounted…

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Three More Rebels Found Not Guilty as April Arrests Ruled Unlawful

Three more Extinction Rebellion protesters were acquitted yesterday after a second judge ruled that arrests made during the April rebellion were unlawful.  Caroline Vincent, 56, Clare Carlile, 24 and Jake Costello, 23, were on trial for breaching Section 14 of the Public Order Act while occupying Waterloo Bridge in April.  But the judge at City…

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Legal crowdfunder tops £400,000: How to apply for financial help

Thanks to the amazing generosity of our supporters, we’ve now raised over £400,000 through our CrowdJustice campaign.    If you’re one of the many rebels facing financial challenges as a result of your prosecution, here’s how to apply for some potential support towards your costs.  Distribution of Central Legal Defence Fund The CrowdJustice…

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Were You Arrested Under Section 14 during October Rebellion? Here’s what to do

Following legal action from Extinction Rebellion, the Metropolitan Police has now accepted that Section 14 arrests were unlawful during both weeks of the October Rebellion. If you were arrested for breach of a Section 14 during the October Rebellion please read this briefing carefully. It sets out the next steps available to you including…

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