Three charged over protest that halted DLR services, as climate action enters fourth day

Three people have been charged over an Extinction Rebellion protest in which activists climbed on the top of a train at Canary Wharf station in east London, British Transport Police have said, as demonstrators held their four roadblock sites in central London for another night.

Cathy Eastburn, 51, from south London, Mark Ovland, 35, from Somerton in Somerset, and Luke Watson, 29, from Manuden in Essex, were charged with obstructing trains or carriages on the railway by an unlawful act, contrary to section 36 of the Malicious Damage Act 1861 over the protest on Wednesday, which halted Docklands Light Railway (DLR) services. They were due to appear at Highbury Corner magistrates court on Thursday.

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