‘Juries Get It’: Climate Activists Acquitted After Train Protest

By Kenny Stancil
Common Dreams
January 14, 2022

“There is mounting evidence from the courts and in particular from juries that the public is taking the climate crisis… far more seriously than government and business.”

Jurors on Friday unanimously acquitted three Extinction Rebellion activists who were on trial for blocking a train in London to demand an adequate response to the life-threatening climate emergency.

Reverend Sue Parfitt, 79; Father Martin Newell, 54; and former university lecturer Phil Kingston, 85, were all found not guilty of violating the Malicious Damages Act.

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