‘I’ll continue to fight’: the prosecuted Extinction Rebellion protesters
Some of the more than 2,000 taken to court after UK demonstrations tell why they felt impelled to act
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Just after 10am on a bright and sunny Monday in April 2019, hundreds of people stepped off the pavement and on to the road on Waterloo Bridge in London.
Within a few minutes, one of the main crossings over the River Thames was full of people, tents were erected, banners unfurled, mobile kitchens opened and trees in planters dragged into the carriageway.