Help Tom and Robin pay their fines!

Tom and Robin have been fined £1804 in damages for chalk spray painting on the Bristol Magistrates Court as part of an Extinction Rebellion action (read more about it here). We fully back their actions as part of raising awareness of the ecological emergency facing us and want to raise funds to pay these unjust fines. Please support those putting themselves on the line to raise the alarm about the existential threat we are facing. 

Robin wrote about why he pled not guilty to the criminal damage charge:

“Runaway climate change, as mentioned by the UN Secretary General, now poses an existential threat to the human race. Everyone gone forever.

"We have the right to challenge this collapse. Our demonstration outside the Magistrate’s court exercised this right… A legal system which fails to protect the environment is failing to protect us and therefore must be challenged. That is why we risked arrest and why we are prepared to risk prison sentences in the future.

"…Upstanding citizens are sent to jail while corporations walk free with blood on their hands. Together we can build on the efforts of Mission Lifeforce to create a world where ecocide (the destruction of ecosystems by humans) is a crime; where ordinary people have a meaningful say on the future of our country, rather than leaving it in the hands of a corrupt political system, and where we can appreciate nature and our lives rather than sleepwalking through them.

"...We are so very nearly out of time. Help us to do what is right.”



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