Protestor who stole bank’s chairs to be sentenced

A protestor accused of stealing chairs from a bank as part of a national protest against climate change is due to learn his sentence.

Jon Palais, a member of Basque ecology movement Bizi, has appeared in court in Dax in the Landes charged with stealing 14 chairs from a branch of BNP Paribas in Paris last October.

He told the court that the act was a peaceful, symbolic action calculated to trigger a public conversation about fraud and tax evasion.

Speaking to Connexion he said: “Bizi is a collective working to protect ...

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