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Extinction Rebellion activists locked up as court told federal government is 'committing atrocities'

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By Blake Foden, and Toby Vue
Updated September 25 2021 - 8:35am, first published August 11 2021 - 3:27am
Extinction Rebellion member Deanna Marie "Violet" Coco beside a burning pram outside Parliament House. Picture: Supplied

An environmental activist photographed beside a burning pram at Parliament House is behind bars after using a courtroom as a stage upon which to accuse the federal government of "atrocities".

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.

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Toby Vue

Court reporter

Toby Vue joined The Canberra Times in April 2021 and is a court reporter after covering the round in NSW and Queensland. He has also reported on regional and rural affairs, local government and sport. He was a Sunday Canberra Times reporter. Email: t.vue@canberratimes.com.au.

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