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Extinction Rebellion activists cleared of causing disruption with 77-minute rush-hour train protest

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Extinction Rebellion activists cleared of causing disruption with 77-minute rush-hour train protest

Three Extinction Rebellion activists have been cleared over a 2019 stunt that saw them cause 77 minutes of disruption to a central London train. | ITV News London

In what they said was an attempt to appeal to the public and the Government about the dangers of climate change and the financial institutions whose actions damage the planet, they targeted a train which was one stop away from Bank, in the City of London’s financial district.

Some 15 trains were delayed or cancelled but none were stuck in tunnels.This was partly because, according to the activists, they had planned the demonstration to ensure there was no risk to public safety, by taking measures including targeting a station above ground and having 10 more Extinction Rebellion activists on the platform to ensure violence did not break out.

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Insulate Britain apologises for disruption as PM calls group 'crusties' In what they said was an attempt to appeal to the public and the Government about the dangers of climate change and the financial institutions whose actions damage the planet, they targeted a train which was one stop away from Bank, in the City of London’s financial district.James Slack, who was appointed deputy editor-in-chief of The Sun newspaper last year, apologised for the 'anger and hurt caused'.Thursday 13 January 2022, 12:24pm The tarantula has distinctive pink toes Credit: RSPCA Commuters had a frightening start to the day at London Bridge after finding a tarantula with pink toes travelling on their train.PM 'thought he was going to motivate his staff' by attending Number 10 drinks The second gathering, for the PM’s personal photographer, was reported to have taken place in the No 10 basement.

Some 15 trains were delayed or cancelled but none were stuck in tunnels. This was partly because, according to the activists, they had planned the demonstration to ensure there was no risk to public safety, by taking measures including targeting a station above ground and having 10 more Extinction Rebellion activists on the platform to ensure violence did not break out. 2 The North West Leicester MP said Boris Johnson’s position has become ‘untenable’. The verdict comes on the same day Extinction Rebellion protester James Brown had his sentence cut from 12 months to four after supergluing himself to the roof of a plane at London City Airport and six activists who blocked motorways as part a series of protests by the Extinction Rebellion offshoot Insulate Britain were released from prison. "Thankfully passengers alerted staff who kept him safe in their office until I could arrive to collect him," he added. Last year a string of convictions against protesters were overturned at the Old Bailey, where a judge criticised the Crown Prosecution Service for pursuing prosecutions against climate activists. Judge Mark Dennis QC said the CPS had not grasped the implication of a Supreme Court ruling in June 2021 that quashed the convictions of a group of demonstrators who blockaded a London arms fair in 2017. The latest allegations come as the PM avoided a public engagement on Thursday, instead following guidance to avoid crowded spaces after coming into contact with a Covid case - ITV News Deputy Political Editor Anushka Asthana has the details Play video A Downing Street spokesperson said of Mr Slack’s event: “On this individual’s last day he gave a farewell speech to thank each team for the work they had done to support him, both those who had to be in the office for work and on a screen for those working from home”.

He said there was a "fundamental problem" at the CPS over its understanding of the ruling, or the "basic human rights point that has been there for a very long time". They are popular pets among tarantula enthusiasts but they need specialist care. .