University chalker cost his college £8k

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A Dutch student who caused £9,000 of damage when he scrawled ‘divest from fossil fuels now’ across a wall at King’s College London has been ordered to pay back £1,000 in compensation. Sil Liskens, 20, was among around 100 protestors who had attended the university’s reception hall and wrote slogans on the internal walls in February last year. Westminster magistrates’ court heard how protestors had used a chalk-based paint after researching which paints would cause the least amount damage. Protestors…

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