Green London Assembly member arrested in Trafalgar Square during Defend Our Democracy protest
31 August 2019
Video footage has emerged of Green London Assembly member Caroline Russell being arrested in Trafalgar Square while taking part in a Defend Our Democracy protest (1)
Her fellow Green London Assembly member Sian Berry, Green Party co-leader, said:
“Earlier today, I was speaking at the main rally of the Defend Our Democracy protest. I said then that we were calmly determined not to have our rights chipped away. Protest, and direct action were needed, I said then.
“I’m proud that Caroline has been at the forefront, with others, of showing that determination.
“History tells us that all the rights we have we had to win. No one has ever handed them to us.
“And Caroline and the others on the streets in London today were defending those hard-won rights that are now under attack from Boris Johnson.
“We, the people, will come back on the streets again and again in the coming weeks of national crisis to defend our MPs and win our final say.
“We will keep saying to Boris Johnson, to Jacob Rees-Mogg, to Dominic Raab – your actions do not represent us
“If you abuse power, we the people will make sure you won’t be in power much longer.”