Scotland Yard sign sprayer was ‘like Rosa Parks’

An eco-zealot who covered Scotland Yard’s iconic revolving sign with orange paint resorted to civil disobedience ‘like Rosa Parks’, a court heard. 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. In his closing speech, Owen Greenhall, defending, told jurors how the Suffragettes and black civil rights…

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