Six more Extinction Rebellion protestors who blockaded a Rupert Murdoch-owned printing works have been found guilty of obstructing the highway. The activists appeared at St Albans magistrates court on Friday over the blockade at Newsprinters – which prints some of the UK’s biggest newspapers – in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire in September 2020. Judge Sally Fudge said that while the demonstration was “peaceful”, it had a significant effect on the ability of businesses to function and had caused newspapers to lose an estimated £1m.
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In sentencing the six, she handed most a conditional discharge and gave Frandsen, who has two previous convictions for similar offences, a £150 fine.
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