Climate Change Protesters Face Trespassing Charges

August 10, 2023 8:57 am in by
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Three climate change protesters will face the Bendigo Magistrate’s Court in September accused of trespassing charges after they allegedly refused to leave the NAB branch in Bendigo.

Laura Levetan, Bernard Tonkin, and Dean Bridgfoot will be subject to a contest mention on September 25th – where they plan to use a common law defence – where a natural or human threat forces someone to break the law to avoid further consequences.

No pleas have yet been entered at the hearing on Monday – where they represented themselves without legal counsel.

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