When asked about the protesters who disrupted the supply of millions of newspapers on Friday night Ms Abbott told Sophy Ridge on Sky: "I think it's important to remind ourselves that direct actions which is what those actions were are actually legal. … [Read more...] about Failed MP, ex-Para & ‘birth striker’ among Extinction Rebellion protesters who took part in newspaper blockade
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The action not only blocked the printing presses of those newspapers, it also had a knock on effect of the distribution of other titles, including the Guardian. For the first time since the protests began, XR was high up the news agenda and once again the subject of heated public debate. The nature and target of the protests drew stinging criticism, with the prime minister and home secretary Priti Patel accusing XR of undermining democracy and a free press, and branding the group “criminals” and a threat to the British way of life. In anonymous briefings the government even floated the idea of classing XR as an “organised crime group”. … [Read more...] about Extinction Rebellion: how successful were the latest protests?
It's a decision that led to some abusive messages from a small cohort of my old colleagues, wedded to the ancient image of atom bombs and weapons instead of life-changing electricity and a dramatic reduction in carbon emissions. Yet the reality remains, if we are going to service our ever-burgeoning energy needs, then the only way forward is nuclear. … [Read more...] about Police manage to tackle 30 topless women Extinction Rebellion chained to Parliament in just two hours – despite needing 12 hours to move in when they disrupted newspaper print works
The 51 Extinction Rebellion activists charged over the blockade of printing presses in Hertfordshire Natalie Brecht, 45, who gave no address was remanded in custody to appear before Hatfield Magistrates’ Court today. Sally Davidson, aged 33, from Byards Croft, LondonChristopher Smith, aged 43, of Blagdon Road, New MaldenWill Farbrother, aged 39, of Forest Road, WalthamstowSarah Ingram, aged 39, of Hervey Road, Kidbrooke, LondonSteve Tooze, aged 56, of Railton Road, LondonRichard Felgate, aged 28, of Forest Road, WalthamstowRosamund Frost, aged 29, of Wyatt Park Road, LondonJoel Scott-Halkes, aged 28, of Thistlewaite Road, LondonTim Jones, aged 37, of Wyatt Park Road, LondonChristine Kelly, aged 61, of Coppetts Road, LondonGillian Fletcher, aged 58, of Clifton Road, WokinghamLuke Whiting, aged 24, of Grove Road, LondonCleodie Rickard, aged 24, of Roman Road, LondonLucy Porter, aged 45, of Craig Hill Road, BradfordSusan Hampton, aged 64, of Lincoln Court, BerkhamstedLiam … [Read more...] about ‘Press are worse than the Nazis’: Independent newspaper columnist who masterminded Extinction Rebellion blockade of printworks says ‘this is like World War Two and you guys are on the other side’
He unsuccessfully stood against Labour's Harriet Harman as an MP in Peckham in 2001 - but now calls himself a "spokesman" for XR. … [Read more...] about ‘Jihadi bride’ mum-of-nine Extinction Rebellion protester charged over press blockade refuses to speak in court