Architecture activist and This Is Not A Gateway co-founder Trenton Oldfield has been sentenced to six months in jail for disrupting the Oxford-Cambridge boat race
The 36-year-old was sentenced today (19 October) for halting the world-famous race by swimming close to the boats in in a protest stunt earlier this year.
He was found guilty of public nuisance on 26 September at Isleworth Crown Court in London.
Following September’s verdict Oldfield said: ‘As inequalities increase in Britain and across much of the world, so does the criminalisation of protest; my solidarity is with everyone everywhere working towards more equitable societies.’
Oldfield was initially charged under section five of the public order act however the accusation was later amended to public nuisance.
This Is Not A Gateway – which published the third volume of its Critical Cities anthology this month – encouraged supporters to gather outside the court today.
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