Eco campaigner Lora Johnson cleared of criminal damage after she is likened to Martin Luther King

An eco-zealot who covered Scotland Yard’s iconic revolving sign with orange paint was cleared of criminal damge after her barrister likened her to Rosa Parkes. Lora Johnson, 39, used a fire extinguisher to spray paint at the sign amid a series of coordinated actions by Just Stop Oil on 14 October 2022. Demonstrators also blocked the road in front of the Metropolitan Police headquarters along Victoria Embankment. Johnson claimed she did not think the sign would be seriously damaged as…

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