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Protest 'ringleader' Bruce Shillingsworth jnr granted bail on Old Parliament House fire charges

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By Blake Foden
Updated January 14 2022 - 10:44am, first published 3:30am
Alleged protest group ringleader Bruce Shillingsworth jnr leaves court on Friday afternoon. Picture: Blake Foden

Members of a protest group have repeatedly shouted over a magistrate as their suspected ringleader faced court, accused of aiding and abetting the alleged arsonist who is charged with setting fire to Old Parliament House.

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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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