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Cornwall Green Party candidate arrested at Extinction Rebellion protest in London

Karen La Borde was arrested at an Extinction Rebellion demonstration in London. Credit: Cornwall Green Party

The joint-leader of the Green Party’s Cornwall branch has been arrested at an Extinction Rebellion protest in London.

Karen La Borde, who contested the South West seat on behalf of the Greens in the recent European election, was detained earlier today (October 16).

She was pictured smiling as uniformed officers led her away from the demonstration, which was organised by Extinction Rebellion.

Karen was all smiles despite being arrested. Credit: Cornwall Green Party

In a statement, the Cornwall Green Party thanked Karen for her commitment to the cause.

Karen La Borde, joint co-ordinaries of the Cornwall Green Party, being arrested today taking part in the Extinction Rebellion demonstration for our human right to peaceful protest.

We stand in solidarity with Extinction Rebellion and in protest at the failure by this government to take action on the climate emergency.

Thank you, Karen.

– Cornwall Green Party