Climate protesters can’t rely on beliefs in criminal damage cases, UK court rules – Times of India

[ad_1] LONDON: Environmental activists accused of criminal damage cannot rely on their political or philosophical beliefs as a defence, London’s Court of Appeal ruled on Monday, raising the prospect of more protesters being convicted for direct action. Various groups have targeted companies and political parties in Britain, causing damage to property in order to raise awareness of climate-change issues. The rise in the use of direct action has prompted…

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