On 1 November 2023, Dr Gail Bradbrook, a co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, was found guilty of criminal damage after the Judge at Isleworth Crown Court:

*banned her from explaining why she did what she did

*threatened to move to trial without a jury

*directed the jury that she had no defence

*prohibited her from telling the jury they have an absolute right to acquit

Immediately following the verdict, she delivered this statement outside the court:

XR founder convicted after four-year legal saga” (BBC)

Extinction Rebellion co-founder guilty of damaging government building

Gail Bradbrook accused the court of trying to silence her during the four-year legal battle” (The Times)

Extinction Rebellion co-founder guilty of breaking window at HS2 protest” (Guardian)

Court rulings

Court ruling, 14 July (see para. 8.17)

Court ruling, 10 October (see paras. 12.7 ff)

Dr Bradbrook summarises effect of rulings (Byline Times)