Here’s what XR are saying
The twenty-seventh UN climate conference has failed to deliver the plan the world needs, but something is happening in UK courtrooms.
In October, five scientists who glued themselves to the windows of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy were found not guilty by a magistrates court. The scientists acted to highlight the danger posed by new oil and gas exploration, and the court ruled that they were exercising their rights to protest under the Human Rights Act.
Last week, seven health professionals including three GPs, a nurse, an obstetrician and a clinical psychologist were in court after they blocked Lambeth Bridge in April 2022. They were cleared of all charges, with the judge – Judge Robinson – remarking that he was “impressed by the integrity and rationality of their beliefs” and that “their evidence was highly moving”.