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In the UK, prisons are being closed for climate activists

In the UK, prisons are being closed for climate activists

On Wednesday, November 17, four days after the end of the United Kingdom’s World Climate Conference (COP26), the British judiciary sentenced nine peace activists from the British Insulate Association to life in prison for blocking roads around London and Dover. This fall. Ana Heyatawin, 58, and Louis McKechnie, 20, were sentenced to three months in prison. Ben Bus, 36, Roman Baloch-Magnick, 28, Oliver Rock, 41, Emma Smart, 44, Tim Spears, 36, and James Thomas, 47, were all sentenced to four months in prison. Six months after the verdict against 37-year-old Ben Taylor was announced, Judge Victoria Sharp found the words of this staunch activist. “Firefighters” And a related “Calling the Army”.

Ben Taylor told the court he would return if he did not go to jail “Block the highway in the first instance (…). If you send us all [en prison]100 people will follow us and take our place. If everyone is imprisoned, 1000 more will follow. “Defendants, or some of them, seem to want to become martyrs for their cause”, Judge Sharp noted. “This government has deceived and betrayed us. (…) We are determined and determined ”, Other British members responded on Twitter on Wednesday.

The association, formed in the summer, is demanding that all community homes be isolated by 2025 and all other homes by 2030, with Uni considered the most common way to improve the energy efficiency of buildings in the UK. Britain took action in mid-September, repeatedly banning the M25 (the motorway around Greater London) in the most fundamental way: some activists stuck their hands and feet on the asphalt, forcing motorists and heavy trucks to park until law enforcement. Interferes.

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They threaten the way of life of the English

A cleaner removes sludge from the road outside the Houses of Parliament on November 4, 2021, following protesters sticking to isolate Britain in Dormac, London.

This process is directly inspiredDestructive rebellion, A British movement formed in 2018 and called for disobedience to push the government into action against global warming. Extinction Rebellion led to a number of action campaigns and theorized tactics to arrest its members (those caught in chains or cars or asphalt) with the aim of wasting police time. His actions, especially in London in the fall, led to hundreds of arrests and angered the ruling Conservative Party.

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