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On 24 August, Extinction Rebellion (XR) co-founder Roger Hallam and four other members of Beyond Politics/Burning Pink (BP), a breakaway group from XR, were arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit public nuisance and criminal damage.

The five were remanded in custody until a court hearing on 22 September (when at least two of them were released) which meant they were in prison during the XR September Rebellion.

BP claims that the five were arrested because a Green Party member infiltrated a Zoom planning session and handed a recording of the meeting to the police.