Trials

Rebel Who Glued On in Court Sent to Prison

Melanie Edwards, a carer from South Wales, has been sentenced to seven days in prison for glueing herself on in court during her own trial.  She was found guilty of contempt of court and is serving out her sentence at Bronzefield Prison in Ashford, becoming the first Extinction Rebellion protestor to receive a custodial sentence.  Melanie, 41, glued one of her hands to the witness stand during her trial at City of London Magistrates Court on Monday. She then read out a letter explaining her action, which was taken into evidence as part of her testimony. Witnesses said those present…

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Extinction Rebellion Trials and Hearings This Week (7th to 11th October)

20 Extinction Rebellion defendants on trial this week Three trials for Section 14 offences during the April Rebellion; the trial of the Petroleum 9, for trespass and criminal damage in February, to hear a verdict on Thursday The Amazonia 6 to attend a preliminary hearing at Southwark Crown Court charged with trespass and criminal damage exceeding £5,000A further 50 people are expected to be called for plea hearings on Friday at City of London Magistrates CourtExtinction Rebellion continues to raise money for defendants legal costs with its Crowdjustice campaignTrials are set to continue into January and beyond  Trials and hearings this week:  Monday (Oct…

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Video: Why I Became an Activist

Tom Hardy, 65, is a semi-retired teacher and academic writer from Islington, London. He will be on trial in January: “Our parents’ generation feared enemy action. Our children’s generation fear inaction. And the actions that we have taken this year have been more vital than anything.” Last October, I woke up one fine morning, switched on the radio, and heard that we had 12 years left. I had led a carefree life up until then, but the idea of being carefree was no longer a thing. I suddenly had images of my children’s generation being one that will witness the…

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