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Extinction Rebellion co-founder denies paint attacks on Christian Aid building

by Press Association

The co-founder of environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion has denied vandalising buildings belonging to a string of charities.

Roger Hallam, 54, appeared at Wood Green Crown Court on Thursday accused of the attacks, in which paint was thrown over the premises of Christian Aid, Amnesty International and Greenpeace.

Hallam, who is self-representing, denied three counts of damaging property belonging to the charities on July 21.

He denied a further count of damaging another building on the same day.

The alleged attacks were not orchestrated by Extinction Rebellion, and were instead part of a campaign by new political party Burning Pink.

Appearing alongside Hallam were Holly Brentnall, 29, and Steven Nunn, 56, who denied charges of criminal damage to trade union buildings in August 2020.

Brentnall is also accused of and has denied damaging the charity buildings.

Both Hallam and Brentnall attended the hearing in person and Nunn appeared via video-link from Telford Magistrates' Court.

A further hearing will take place on 18th June 2021, but an official date for the trial has not been set.

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