This film by Fergal McEntee tells the story of Paralympian gold medallist James Brown, who was sentenced to a minimum of six months imprisonment at Southwark Crown Court in September for his climate protest at London airport where he climbed on top of a plane and held it up for an hour.
His action was during a mass protest organised by Extinction Rebellion as part of their October Rebellion in 2019 during which they targeted London airport because of its expansion plans (a quadrupling of size) and its particular role in serving rich privileged frequent fliers who contribute most to the enormous carbon legacy of the industry.
After a long wait his legal team at Hodge Jones & Allen are finally in court tomorrow appealing against the safety of his conviction and the unprecedented sentence. Liberty asked to be involved due to their concerns over the broader implications of the case, but their request was turned down.
Supporters will be at the High Court in the morning and there will be a vigil outside Wandsworth prison later in the day in anticipation of his possible release.
We are grateful to Fergal and his team for telling this story and for allowing us to publish it as a special guest post at Real Media.