On 9 May, at Southwark Crown Court, a jury found two Extinction Rebellion activists, Roger Hallam and David Durant not guilty of causing criminal damage.

Roger and David admitted causing the damage but argued their actions were a proportionate response to the climate crisis.

Coming so soon after the Extinction Rebellion protests, that blocked London for 10 days, this was a hugely significant test of public opinion.

The verdict of the 12 men and women, randomly selected for jury service, was unanimous.