XR Six

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On 16 July, six XR activists were convicted of highway obstruction at St Albans magistrates court.

They had been part of the 50-strong 14-hour XR blockade of the Newsprinters printworks in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, last September.

The plant prints the Sun, the Times and other right-wing papers.

Five defendants were given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £150 court costs plus a £22 victim surcharge.

The sixth defendant received a £150 fine as well as well as £150 court costs and £34 victim surcharge.