Soup’d Up Charges - A22 Network Civil Resistance Icon Thrown in Jail for 6 Months for Slow Marching

   

Earlier this week famous Just Stop Oil supporter, Phoebe Plummer, was sentenced to 6 months for slow marching in London - calling for action from the UK Gov.
   Phoebe Plummer, 22, was charged with a Public Order Act 2023 Section 7 offense relating to interfering with the use or operation of any key national infrastructure. These are part of the new laws rolled out by big oil backed think tanks, designed to silence the climate movement. Phoebe was jailed while marching with 66 fellow supporters of Just Stop Oil, to demand an end to new oil and gas.


   In court Phoebe argued that not being able to protest in London would be an infringement on her right to protest, particularly in London where parliament sits. When the Judge asked Phoebe if she would continue to protest, she responded “I will continue exercising my human right to protest, yes”
Judge McDonnell said that there were substantial grounds to believe Phoebe would continue to protest if released and ordered that Phoebe be remanded to prison for a maximum of 6 months. She will next appear in Southwark Crown Court on the 30th November to enter her plea.
   As the Judge remanded Phoebe to prison, Phoebe said, “I’m not going to walk out like that. I will continue to march while they continue to license new oil, gas and coal. How many more children have to die before you listen? How many more floods have to wipe out entire villages? How many people will die before you stop sending people like me to prison? Sir Mark Rowley has been handed a dossier of evidence. Why won’t you investigate the real criminals?”
   Phoebe is will known for her soup throwing action, and has fame renown throughout the world, for that, though many don’t know her by name. Much like a pop star might have a song precede their personage.


   Phoebe goes by @ZiggyStarDyke on Twitter. Phoebe spent 28 days in prison and was arrested 8 times in 2022 alone. Seven Just Stop Oil supporters are currently held for court, a number of whom are potentially expecting to be remanded. There are currently nine Just Stop Oil supporters in prison, including Morgan Trowland and Marcus Decker, who have been sentenced to 3 years and 2 years 7 months respectively, in the longest sentences ever awarded for peaceful direct action. Just Stop Oil are part of the A22 Network for civil resistance.

In Solidarity, Will Regan

 

 

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Will Regan has been a spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion in the US and Declare Emergency. He's editor in chief for the Daily Rebellion and has been arrested 4 times since taking that role.