Finding and Supporting all Arrestees – Ongoing

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From:
04 May 2019
18:00 (UTC +01:00)

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Until:
17 May 2019
21:00 (UTC +01:00)

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Extinction Rebellion London

Dear XR community,

We are grateful to everyone who gave and continue to give their love and energy to this Rebellion. The consideration, connection and mutual support that shone through Rebellion Week is still needed to support all those that were arrested and charged.

We need your help to find those arrested and help support them.

Do you know someone who was arrested during the rebellion?

Please pass this message to anyone you know who has been arrested and encourage them to get in contact.

Were you arrested during the rebellion?

If you were arrested and haven’t already please get in contact with the XR legal team by emailing xr-legal@riseup.net with the subject heading “Rebellion Week Arrestee Information” containing the following information:

– The location, date and time of your arrest
– Your charge, if you were given one. Or were you released under investigation?
– Your affinity group, if you have one
– The town or region you live in
– Your solicitor’s firm, if you have engaged one

The legal team can signpost you to answers to common questions, share information around XR legal strategy and are offering training for people who are interested in self representing.

Don’t have a solicitor?

If you have been arrested, and would like to speak to a solicitor the following firms are very experienced in protest law and are already representing XR arrestees.

If you’re London based –
HJA: 07824 437 476
ITN: 020 8522 7707
Bindmans: 020 7305 5638
For out of London –
Kellys: 01273 674 898 Brighton based but experienced in covering England and Wales

Your story in the media

If you’d like to share your story with the media or need advice or support handling the press, please contact Zoe from the XR Press Team on zoeblackler@gmail.com.

It is important to think about the timing of sharing your story, speak to an experienced protest solicitor (see emails above) as it might be better to have coverage after a trial has concluded in order not to compromise your case. And also consider potential local attention it might bring at whatever time you decide to share it.

Are you interested in supporting rebels who have been arrested?

We have roles and training to provide emotional and logistical support to rebels who have been arrested. If you would like to be part of this effort please get in touch with XR-ArresteeSupport@protonmail.com to tell us your location, phone number, availability and any specific skills you would like to offer.

With love and gratitude,
XR Arrestee Support

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