UK climate activist arrested after attacks on banks

Posted: May 12, 2021 by oldbrew in Accountability, alarmism, fraud, Legal, News


Oxford Circus climate demo [image credit: London Evening Standard]

Even ill-informed, climate-obsessed attention seekers calling themselves activists can take things too far, it seems. Having already got away with various reported actions that most people would consider to be outside the law, tolerance is wearing thin.
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LONDON (Reuters) — British climate activist Gail Bradbrook, co-founder of the Extinction Rebellion group, was arrested at home on Tuesday for conspiracy to cause criminal damage and fraud after her group attacked banks such as HSBC and Barclays, says yahoo!news.

Activists from the group smashed the window frontage of HSBC and Barclays in Canary Wharf last month and have targeted Lloyd’s of London as part of what the activists cast as a “Money Rebellion”.

“Extinction Rebellion co-founder Gail Bradbrook was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police at her home in Stroud at around 5:30 am this morning for conspiracy to cause criminal damage and fraud in relation to Money Rebellion’s debt disobedience,” a spokeswoman for the group said.

The fraud allegation stems from a campaign to use personal credit card debt to make donations to groups allegedly damaged by banks – and then refusing to pay off the debt, a spokeswoman said.

Bradbrook, 49, who has a PhD in molecular biophysics, says Britain and other countries are acting far too slowly to stop devastating climate change and that the Western financial system is fuelling the abuse of the planet.

Full article here.

  1. Gamecock says:

    The dance continues. Bless yahoo for not calling the riot a protest.

    Oil up the Bren guns. Sooner or later, they’ll be required. Putting it off just gets more hurt, and London becomes Portland.

  2. stewgreen says:

    Roger and all,
    seems bit quiet here, but keep up the chipping away
    They’ll still be lots of silent lurkers.

    [reply] there’s also the Twitter feed 🙂

  3. stewgreen says:

    Saturday BBC local news … long item with various shots about litter picks
    interview with Plastic Free Lincolnshire implied they were responsible for it.

  4. stewgreen says:

    Countryfile : Plant Britain campaign episode
    – a suburb in Scotland community gardening
    organiser mentioned raising cc awareness.