Five Christian climate protestors were arrested in Whitehall on 30 November 2015. The five, from “Christian Climate Action” wrote in whitewash and black paint on the wall of the DECC (Department for Energy and Climate Change). They said “underneath the hypocritical whitewash of fine talk on climate, are DECC policies that lead to death.” They were arrested for criminal damage. A film and report of the action is available here .
Those arrested were Ruth Jarman from Hampshire (52), Phil Kingston from Bristol (79), Helen Whitall from Exeter (32), Westley Ingram from Surrey (39), and Father Martin Newell from Birmingham (48). They were charged with criminal damage. Their trial will be at Hammersmith’s Magistrates Court on 31st May and 1st June.