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In defense of the Westminster three
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Africans rising In defense of the Westminster three

You can arrest activists, but you cannot arrest the truth: In June 2021, three activists – Rob Callender, Daisy Pearson and Ben Wheeler, also known as the Westminster Three – were charged with criminal trespass under Section 128 of the Serious Organised Crime and Policing Act (2005) before a London court. Seven months earlier, on a cold November morning, they had peacefully climbed up the scaffolding on the corner of the UK Houses of Parliament to hang a ten-metre tall letter written by Africans to the people of the United Kingdom. It was a courageous effort to amplify voices from the Global South.