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