Trials

Naomi Leake: This Feels a Lot Like Hope

Naomi Leake, 54, an artist who runs a nature reserve in South London, delivered this statement at her plea hearing on 4th October. This past week, she has been back on the streets helping to hold Trafalgar Square. “I hold my hands up and I plead guilty as charged but for once I don’t…

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Legal Briefing: Learn About Arrest

Extinction Rebellion’s Legal Team has produced this guide to being arrested, from how to prepare for arrest to what the consequences might be if you are. As well as the handy graphic, you’ll also find links to tons of useful resources. As a mutually supporting network we are all responsible for ourselves, and while…

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Our April Arrestees in Numbers

For several weeks during the summer, a pair of reporters from Tortoise Media came to our regular Friday plea hearings. Last week they published their report, an in-depth look at how we’re taking out truth to the courts. As well as featuring a few of our defendants, they also produced some fascinating data…

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Cecily Bedner: This Was An Act of Self Defence

Cecily Bedner, 20, a film and digital arts student from Plymouth, told the court she broke the law for her sister, aged five. This is the mitigation statement she read out in court. “I’m not here to tell you that I wasn’t there or I didn’t break the law. What I will tell you is that…

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Janet Young: How Could I Stand By and Do Nothing

Janet Young, a 72-year old retired social worker and grandmother from Devon read out this statement at her plea hearing in August. She was arrested on Waterloo Bridge on the first Tuesday, 16 April. “I am pleading guilty for financial and emotional reasons. I accept that I did not comply with a regulation, imposed in…

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Video: Phil Kingston, the 83-Year Old Rebel

Yesterday, 83-year old grandfather Phil Kingston was part of the group that used a fire engine to spray fake blood over the Treasury Building. In April he was arrested for climbing on top of a Docklands Light Railway train: he’ll be on trial in Crown Court next year. This beautiful film profiles Phil from…

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Mark Øvland: What my Heart Was Asking of Me

This morning, Mark Øvland (pictured far right) was one of six activists who used a fire engine to spray fake blood over the front of the Treasury Building in London. Mark is already awaiting a Crown Court trial for an action on the Docklands Light Railway during the April Rebellion. Last week,…

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Video: Ruth Jarman’s Day in Court

Ruth Jarman, 56, a mother of three from Hampshire who works for a small Christian charity, was found guilty last week after standing trial at Hendon Magistrates Court. She was given a 12 months conditional discharge and a total of £640 costs. Film-maker Peter Armstrong recorded this video of Ruth’s day in court. The…

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