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The 'APPEA Five' plead not guilty

Updated: Apr 21, 2023

Five ACT climate activists pleaded not guilty to charges of unreasonable obstruction at the ACT Magistrates Court yesterday. The charges were laid after the five - and many others - blockaded the entrances to the offices of the nation's biggest fossil fuel lobby group, APPEA, in Civic, ACT.

The five include a climate scientist, a retired psychologist, a graphic artist, a former consultant and a former public servant, from a coalition of ACT-based climate groups including Extinction Rebellion, Move Beyond Coal, Stop Fossil Fuel Subsidies and the Peoples Climate Assembly.

Around thirty people gathered to show their support for the APPEA Five. Please join us when they return for their court hearings - watch for updates.

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