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London Jury Acquits 3 Extinction Rebellion Activists

London Jury Acquits 3 Extinction Rebellion Activists

Three Extinction Rebellion activists who disrupted a London train during rush hour were acquitted by a jury Friday. The three defendants, who said they were motivated by their Christian faith, did not deny their actions. Instead, they argued that their protest was lawful under the Human Rights Act.

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    London Police Ban on Extinction Rebellion Ruled ‘Unlawful’

    London Police Ban on Extinction Rebellion Ruled ‘Unlawful’

    The Metropolitan Police’s decision to ban Extinction Rebellion from London last month was “unlawful,” the city’s high court ruled Wednesday, as CNN reported. The police imposed the ban Oct. 14 for the last four days of Extinction Rebellion’s two-week “Autumn Uprising,” a campaign of civil disobedience in London intended to pressure the government into action […]

    Climate Protester Dragged From Top of Train by London Commuters

    Climate Protester Dragged From Top of Train by London Commuters

    Some London commuters had a violent reaction Thursday morning when Extinction Rebellion protestors attempted to disrupt train service during rush hour. When a demonstrator walked on top of a train in Canning Town, an angry crowd first threw drinks at him. Then, one man dragged him from the roof, and the crowd appeared to attack […]

    Extinction Rebellion Banned in London

    Extinction Rebellion Banned in London

    One week into Extinction Rebellion‘s planned two weeks of International Rebellion to demand action on the climate crisis, the London police have banned the group from the city. The Metropolitan Police made the announcement Monday evening, and immediately began to clear the protest encampments from Trafalgar Square, which had previously been designated as a legitimate […]

    Extinction Rebellion Stages ‘Die-In’ at Iconic Wall Street Bull Statue

    Extinction Rebellion Stages ‘Die-In’ at Iconic Wall Street Bull Statue

    Protestors in New York City expressed their dismay with the government’s and big businesses’ slow response to the climate crisis by pouring fake blood on themselves and the iconic charging bull statue near Wall Street on Monday. Nearly 100 people were arrested in New York as part of Extinction Rebellion’s worldwide two weeks of climate […]

    Extinction Rebellion Blocks Berlin Traffic in Worldwide Day of Protests

    Extinction Rebellion Blocks Berlin Traffic in Worldwide Day of Protests

    Climate activists from Extinction Rebellion (XR) blocked roads around Berlin’s Victory Column near the Brandenburg Gate early on Monday morning as the first wave of demonstrations in a day of “civil disobedience” got underway in the German capital. The climate movement delivered a series of tweets documenting proceedings in Berlin. XR said: “The sun is […]

    The Radical Philosophy of Extinction Rebellion

    The Radical Philosophy of Extinction Rebellion

    By Jeremy Deaton New York police recently arrested 66 protestors who rallied outside The New York Times building to compel the newspaper to make climate change a front-page issue. The demonstrators belonged to Extinction Rebellion, a movement born in the United Kingdom that is committed to nonviolent resistance. In addition to protesting outside of The […]

    Extinction Rebellion Protesters Arrested in London

    Extinction Rebellion Protesters Arrested in London

    Six Extinction Rebellion protesters were arrested as they blocked off corporations in the UK. The group had increased their actions to week-long nationwide protests. Hundreds of protesters obstructed the entrance to the London Concrete site beginning on Tuesday. They sported banners outside the company entrance including one saying “The air that we grieve.” London Concrete […]