80-year-old environmental activists attack Magna Carta with a hammer in the British Library shutterstock

80-year-old environmental activists attack Magna Carta with a hammer in the British Library

Anna Velyka

It became the first document in which the principle that the king and his government are not above the law is enshrined in writing

Activists of the Just Stop Oil movement, 82-year-old Sue Parfitt and 85-year-old Judy Bruce, tried to break a glass display case protecting the Magna Carta in the British Library in London with a hammer and chisel for the sake of the environment.

This was reported by SkyNews.

After unsuccessful attempts to break the tempered glass window, the ladies raised a poster with the words "The government is breaking the law." They could also be heard asking: "Is the government above the law?"

"The Magna Carta is rightly revered because it is of great importance to our history, our freedoms, and our laws. But there will be no freedom, no lawfulness, no rights if we allow climate destruction to become the catastrophe it now threatens," said the Reverend Sue Parfitt.

The eco-activists did not cause much damage: the library's security service intervened. The Magna Carta itself remained intact.

The women were arrested and are currently in custody.

This event was another case of a kind of flash mob, in which climate activists barbarically damage works of art or historical monuments in the hope of drawing attention to climate change.

As EcoPolitic told earlier, Kharkiv eco-activists will independently recycle plastic into new things.

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