Extinction Rebellion activist released following Big Ben climb

A Cumbrian Extinction Rebellion activist who scaled Big Ben and evaded capture for more than three hours has been released by police.

Tree surgeon Ben Atkinson, 43, climbed the scaffolding surrounding Big Ben dressed as Boris Johnson - complete with a blonde wig, shirt, jacket and tie - at about 3.30pm on Friday.

Mr Atkinson, from Rydal - which is north of Ambleside - avoided police who had ascended the structure via the builders' lift by unclipping his harness and...
source: Westmorland Gazette

2019-10-21 10:14
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