We’ve received a fundraiser for a 10,000 GBP fine split between three people after a criminal damage action in Scotland.
This is Rigged demands the Scottish government to vocally oppose any new fossil fuel projects in the country. In March 2023 two people visited the Wallace monument in Srtirling and smashed the glass containing William Wallace’s sword. They were inspired by a previous action by Suffragette Ethel Moorhead, who 111 years ago used a rock that read “YOUR LIBERTIES WERE WON BY THE SWORD, RELEASE THE WOMEN WHO ARE FIGHTING FOR THEIR LIBERTIES, STOP THE FORCIBLE FEEDING, A PROTEST FROM DUBLIN” to smash the glass around the sword.
This is Rigged also used a rock to smash the glass case, which read: “YOUR LIBERTIES WERE WON BY THE SWORD, YOUR RIGHTS WERE WON BY THE SUFFRAGETTES. NO NEW OIL AND GAS. FAIR TRANSITION NOW”
This month, the two activists and a third person who did nothing else but film the action were ordered to pay a combined fine of £10,000. They are trying to raise those funds so that the burden of facing the force of the government is not simply put on them.
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