The founder of British movements Extinction Rebellion and Just Stop Oil has a lover half his age who helped him organize the coming revolution at their love nest in London, which is reportedly costing £3,000 a month to rent, as it does today got known.
Roger Hallam, 56, met German Frieda Luerken, 24, when she was a student at Cardiff University about four years ago, where she graffitied her buildings because of their investments in Shell and BP.
Hallam, who has a daughter the same age as his partner, then co-founded the XR movement with the psychology graduate before they moved to London together and formed Insulate Britain as a ‘lockdown lovechild’.
Hallam recently said online: “I and my partner Frieda now live in a long-term rented apartment. It has a free space to organize the coming revolution. It’s perfect. But I need money to be able to afford it.
As part of their self-proclaimed “rebel life,” they have since branched out again to run Just Stop Oil, the unpopular group that wreaks carnage on ordinary Brits by blocking roads like the M25, destroying petrol stations and shutting down refineries.
The former organic farmer, who blamed extreme weather for the collapse of his business, said beforehand, protesters should be prepared to cause disruption through personal “sacrifices”. If necessary, “they should be ready to die,” he urged.
Hallam, whose following has been described as “cult-like” and is funded by monthly donations from supporters, also wants those responsible for climate change to face Nuremberg-style trials.
Roger Hallam, 56, (left) met German Frieda Luerken, 24, (right) when she was a student at Cardiff University about four years ago, where she graffitied her buildings because of their investments in Shell and BP
Roger Hallam, who was arrested at Heathrow in 2019, was held by Just Stop Oil on Sunday night ahead of the M25 protests, which continue today
The Sun pictured them today walking down a south London street clutching what appears to be a takeaway or leftovers in a plastic tub.
The couple have moved repeatedly in recent years, with Hallam relying on monthly donations from supporters to make ends meet.
In a series of Facebook posts, Hallam begged for a place for her. In one he said: “I have to leave my current apartment and need a room for me and my partner. Most days we both leave early and come back late, such is the life of the rebels.
And occasionally when he was in custody, Frieda would take over his Facebook account to update supporters and urge them to send him letters.
After a post where she said he was on a hunger strike in Pentonville Jail. Admitting she was wrong, she wrote: “Apparently Roger wasn’t on a hunger strike at all – I suppose that’s the kind of misunderstanding that happens when you don’t allow someone to talk to anyone, including their lawyer, for more than a week.” .
She later wrote: “Pentonville doesn’t look like it was ever the crown jewel of Britain’s prisons, but Covid 19 has made the situation even worse. Roger is mostly denied vegan or vegetarian food. It took him 7 days to get a pillow.
“For five days, he was only able to leave the cell once for 40 minutes. What is possibly worst for him is that he does not have access to the prison library, meaning he spends most of his time writing and watching the evening news.
The pair may have met around the time Hallam apologized for comments describing the Holocaust as “just another shit in human history.”
In an interview with the weekly newspaper Die Zeit, in which he referred to the Holocaust on several occasions, Hallam said: “The fact is that millions of people have been killed in horrible circumstances on a regular basis throughout history.”
Traffic jam caused again by Just Stop Oil protesters on the Dartford Crossing this morning
The former organic farmer was swiftly condemned by Extinction Rebellion groups in Germany, as well as by the German government, after his comments to a newspaper in the country.
Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, tweeted: “The Holocaust is more than millions of dead and terrible methods of torture. Wanting to murder and exterminate Jewish women and men is uniquely inhuman. We must always be aware of this so that we can be sure: Never again!”
The German branch of Extinction Rebellion also stated: “We expressly distance ourselves from Roger Hallam’s disparaging and relativizing statements about the Holocaust. In doing so, he violates the principles of XR, which does not tolerate anti-Semitism, and is no longer welcome in XR Germany.”
Hallam, 56, was taken in for questioning on Sunday night after police were informed his group planned to scale motorway bridges on the M25 and disrupt traffic.
Although he and other ringleaders were arrested, Just Stop Oil activists managed to block the streets yesterday and today.
Mr Hallam was not at home when police arrived to arrest him, but they seized evidence and later confirmed a 56-year-old had been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit public nuisance.
His group planned daily activities through Christmas, with one member boasting, “It’s almost impossible to stop. We won’t back down.’
Mr Hallam, who also co-founded Extinction Rebellion, said: “This is not just another action. It is possibly the most significant act of civil disobedience in decades.”
He added: “If it goes on like this for two days, fine. If it’s three or four days, it’s the biggest disruption in British history.
Hallam’s ego is emblazoned across his website with the headline “Farmer Mobiliser Revolutionary”.
The global expansion of Extinction Rebellion (XR), which he co-founded in 2018 and launched in dozens of countries, may have gone to his head and – like many “revolutionaries” before him – even blamed his “own movement”. to turn against him.
But his grandiose claims, which also include Martin Luther King and Gandhi as influences, seem to contradict his desire to be seen as “just a peasant from Wales”.
Born in Manchester, he moved to Carmarthen where he was an organic farmer for 20 years before blaming a series of extreme weather events for the collapse of his business a few years ago.
He later completed his PhD on the history of civil disobedience at King’s College London while “sleeping in his car.”
Hallam, 56, has become a divisive figure and was “unreservedly denounced” by XR in November 2019 for calling the Holocaust “just another piece of shit in human history”. Hallam later apologized but said his remarks were taken out of context.
The estranged left to set up Insulate Britain despite owning a farmhouse that was described as “poorly insulated” in an official energy performance certificate six years ago.
It’s unclear if he took steps to improve the rating.
Other inflammatory statements include voicing his desire to “bring down all the regimes in the world”, beginning with Britain, and his belief that those who run society should “get a bullet through the head”.
He currently earns £1,258 from 124 ‘patrons’ who have signed up to make monthly donations to support him.
Ironically, a year ago it emerged that Mr Hallam owned a farmhouse that was described in an official energy certificate as “poorly insulated”. His 2,000 sq ft farmhouse in Carmarthen, South Wales received the lowest possible energy rating on the certificate. It is unclear whether Mr Hallam has taken steps to improve the rating since it was issued seven years ago.
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