Climate activists bring hammer and chisel in attempt to break glass protecting Magna Carta

Climate activists bring hammer and chisel in attempt to break glass protecting Magna Carta


Environmental activists damaged the glass casing of the original Magna Carta with a hammer and chisel as part of a protest.

Two activists with the Just Stop Oil group, identified as the Rev. Sue Parfitt, 82, and Judy Bruce, 85, used a hammer and chisel to chip at the glass protective casing around one of the original copies of the Magna Carta in London’s British Library. The effort proved largely unsuccessful, with the glass holding up with only minor damage.

In this photo provided by Just Stop Oil on Friday, May 10, 2024, two activists, Judy Bruce, a retired biology teacher, and the Rev. Sue Parfitt, foreground as they target the protective enclosure around the historic Magna Carta document with a hammer at the British

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