Jury acquits Extinction Rebellion protesters despite ‘no defence in law’

Jury acquits Extinction Rebellion protesters despite ‘no defence in law’

Six activists cleared of causing criminal damage to Shell’s London headquarters in 2019

Six Extinction Rebellion protesters have been cleared of causing criminal damage to Shell’s London headquarters despite the judge directing jurors that they had no defence in law.

Two of the group’s co-founders, Simon Bramwell, 49, and Ian Bray, 53, were acquitted on Friday alongside Jane Augsburger, 55, Senan Clifford, 60, David Lambert, 62, and James “Sid” Saunders, 41, after a trial at Southwark crown court.

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