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Brit activist arrested


LONDON: British climate activist Gail Bradbrook, co-founder of the Extinction Rebellion group, was arrested at home yesterday for conspiracy to cause criminal damage and fraud after her group attacked banks such as HSBC and Barclays.

Activists smashed the window frontage of HSBC and Barclays in Canary Wharf last month and have targeted Lloyd’s of London.

The fraud allegation stems from a campaign to use credit card debt to make donations to groups allegedly damaged by banks – and then refusing to pay off the debt.

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