“Sam and Dan took fully justified action against the UK’s complicity in the devastation.How can it be justice when they are facing charges while BAE Systems is making billions of pounds from shifting its deadly weapons to Saudi Arabia, one of the most brutal and oppressive regimes in the world, while it bombs one of the poorest countries in the region?Track one immigrant from Ireland – as he gets off the boat until he is disowned.
The foursome were found not guilty of criminal damage at a Liverpool Crown Court after a jury deemed their action was reasonable under the Genocide Act.
The war has displaced an estimated 2.5m people and killed more than 10,000.
Andrew Smith, from CAAT, said: “For almost two years, Saudi Arabia has been using UK fighter jets in its bombing campaign in Yemen. Thousands have been killed and vital infrastructure has been destroyed.
In a concerted nod to continuity, Mr Walton says the duo carried one of the hammers used by the women that he borrowed, which has since been confiscated by police.
“We didn’t take the steps lightly but we really didn’t have any other option left,” said Mr Walton, who has written to MPs and demonstrated in disarmament protests since he was 15.