Guilt trip: Maria Huff has her day in court

‘I see no other way for us to convince the government.’

'From our failure to understand the boundaries of the planet that we’re on and act accordingly, we are at great risk.' | Photo: courtesy of the author.

My day at court went very well. There were other Extinction Rebellion volunteers there but I was dealt with on my own, self representing. A clerk met me beforehand and asked how I was going to plea. I said ‘guilty’. I confirmed my name and address, heard the charge, entered my plea and then the prosecutor spoke. He confirmed that I was previously of good character! The police statement was funny to hear. After having been asked to leave the road, informed that I would be arrested, and asked if I understood, I apparently replied that I knew that there was a climate emergency, and started singing.

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