Police have confirmed 51 people have been charged with obstruction of the highway after over 100 Extinction Rebellion protestors blocked the roads of newspaper printing presses.

The XR protestors targeted Newsprinters printing works at Broxbourne as well as other locations in England.

In Broxbourne the movement began on Friday (September 4) at around 10pm and the protestors were not cleared until 10am the day after.

The blockages around the country meant that delivery vans were unable to leave and distribute some articles including The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times.

Hertfordshire Constabulary say 50 people have been released with strict bail conditions and must appear at St Albans Magistrates’ Court on November 27 -but the court date may be subject to change.

The bail restrictions include being unable to go within 100 metres of the boundary of any Newsprinters Ltd Premises and being unable to enter greater London by the boundary of the M25 or Hertfordshire up to and including September 13.

These restrictions are subject to some exemptions.

The protesters also cannot attend any further protests organised or supported by Extinction Rebellion – up to and including September 13.

This includes:

Graham Cox, aged 58, of The Shrubbery, Hemel Hempstead

Bethany Mogie, aged 38, of Kingsbury Avenue, St Albans

Craig Scudder, aged 54, of Cornwall Road, Harpenden

Elise Yarde, aged 32, of Gainsford Road, Walthamstow

Richard Felgate, aged 28, of Forest Road, Walthamstow

Will Farbrother, aged 39, of Forest Road, Walthamstow

Timothy Spears, aged 35, of Forest Road, Waltham Forest

Samina Bunker, aged 38, of Forest Road, Waltham Forest

Christine Kelly, aged 61, of Coppetts Road, Muswell Hill.

Sally Davidson, aged 33, from Byards Croft, London

Christopher Smith, aged 43, of Blagdon Road, New Malden

Sarah Ingram, aged 39, of Hervey Road, Kidbrooke, London

Steve Tooze, aged 56, of Railton Road, London

Rosamund Frost, aged 29, of Wyatt Park Road, London

Joel Scott-Halkes, aged 28, of Thistlewaite Road, London

Tim Jones, aged 37, of Wyatt Park Road, London

Gillian Fletcher, aged 58, of Clifton Road, Wokingham

Luke Whiting, aged 24, of Grove Road, London

Cleodie Rickard, aged 24, of Roman Road, London

Lucy Porter, aged 45, of Craig Hill Road, Bradford

Susan Hampton, aged 64, of Lincoln Court, Berkhamsted

Liam Norton, aged 35, of Esplanade Gardens, Scarborough

Eleanor Bujak, aged 27, of Bracey Street, London

Laura Frandsen, aged 30, of Waller Road, London

Emma Cooper, aged 29, of Marriott Road, Smethwick

Casper Hughes, aged 49, of Commercial Road, Exeter

Tristain Strange, aged 38, of Tennyson Street, Swindon

Amir Jones, aged 39, Fletcher Street, London

Mandy Leathers, aged 53, of Springfield Avenue, Bury St Edmunds

Janna Goldstein, aged 26, of Essex Street, Birmingham

Gail Thomas, aged 51, of Broad Street, Stamford

Rebeccah Plenderleith, aged 50, of Peacocks Close, Berkhamsted

Alice Holmes, aged 37, of Broad Street, Stamford

James Ozden, aged 34, The Avenue, London

Thomas Lee Newman, aged 29, of Swan Hill, Bradford

Nicola Stickall, aged 50, of High Road, Needham, Norfolk

Edward Tombes, aged 59, of Highbury New Park, Islington

Eleanor McAree, aged 26, of Ongar Road, Brentwood

Ben Ramos Wheeler, aged 19, of Cooks Road, Kennington

Ryan Simmons, aged 34, of Meliot Road, Lewisham

Charlotte Kirin, aged 51, of Peckham Street, Bury St Edmunds

Morgan Trowland, aged 37, of Massie Road, London

Hazel Steson, aged 56, of Ummars Road, Bury St Edmonds

Gilbert Murrey, aged 62, of Hawthorne Avenue, Norwich

Mark Fletcher, aged 45, of Alexandra House, Norwich

Gabriela Ditton, aged 26, of Silver Road, Norwich

Robert MacKenzie, aged 64, of Ipswich Road, Long Stratton, Norwich

Christopher Ford, aged 43, of Carlton Way, Cambridge

Jennifer Parkhouse, aged 68, of Vale Green, Norwich

Michelle MacDonagh, aged 33, of Hazel Way, Chipstead, Coulsdon, Surrey

  • One person, Natalie Bracht (aged 45, no address given), has been remanded in custody to appear at Hatfield Magistrates’ Court today (September 7).