Three deny obstructing DLR in Extinction Rebellion protest
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Three people have denied obstructing a railway by gluing themselves to trains at Canary Wharf station.
Cathy Eastburn, 51, Mark Ovland, 35, and Luke Watson, 29, were charged after a protest halted Docklands Light Railway services on Wednesday, April 17.
All three denied the allegations during a hearing at Blackfriars Crown Court today (Thursday).
Ovland, of Keinton Mandeville, Somerton, Somerset; Watson, of Manuden in Essex, and Eastburn, of Gerards Close in Lambeth, were bailed ahead of a trial.
A trial date was not set but judge Alexander Milne QC told the three defendants they must attend another hearing on Friday. May 31 at Inner London Crown Court.
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The demonstration took place during two weeks of protests organised by Extinction Rebellion as it urged the Government to declare a climate emergency and reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2025.
Watson, who appeared in a dark suit, and Eastburn, who wore a patterned T-shirt and jeans, are both accused of "climbing on to the top of a train carriage and gluing their hands to the roof", the indictment said.
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Bearded Ovland, who wore a green T-shirt and khaki trousers, "glued his hand to the side of a train carriage", it is alleged.