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The 83-year-old climate activist

Police officer detains Phil Kingston, 83, who sprayed a stencil slogan on the wall of the building housing the Treasury during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London, October 7, 2019. The group has brought parts of central London to a standstill in what activists have described as the biggest act of civil disobedience in modern British history. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Police officer detains Phil Kingston, 83, who sprayed a stencil slogan on the wall of the building housing the Treasury during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London, October 7, 2019. The group has brought parts of central London to a standstill...more

Police officer detains Phil Kingston, 83, who sprayed a stencil slogan on the wall of the building housing the Treasury during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London, October 7, 2019. The group has brought parts of central London to a standstill in what activists have described as the biggest act of civil disobedience in modern British history. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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Phil Kingston sprays a stencil slogan on the wall of the British Treasury, October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Phil Kingston sprays a stencil slogan on the wall of the British Treasury, October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Phil Kingston sprays a stencil slogan on the wall of the British Treasury, October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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Police officer detains Phil Kingston, who sprayed a stencil slogan on the wall of the British Treasury, October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Police officer detains Phil Kingston, who sprayed a stencil slogan on the wall of the British Treasury, October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Police officer detains Phil Kingston, who sprayed a stencil slogan on the wall of the British Treasury, October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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Police officers detain Phil Kingston, October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Police officers detain Phil Kingston, October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Police officers detain Phil Kingston, October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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Police stands in front of the Treasury building during an Extinction Rebellion protest in London, October 3, 2019. Climate change activists used a fire engine they claimed to have bought on eBay to spray red liquid at the British finance ministry.  REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Police stands in front of the Treasury building during an Extinction Rebellion protest in London, October 3, 2019. Climate change activists used a fire engine they claimed to have bought on eBay to spray red liquid at the British finance ministry. ...more

Police stands in front of the Treasury building during an Extinction Rebellion protest in London, October 3, 2019. Climate change activists used a fire engine they claimed to have bought on eBay to spray red liquid at the British finance ministry. REUTERS/Simon Dawson
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Police surround Extinction Rebellion protesters during a demonstration outside the Treasury building in London, October 3, 2019. The activists drove up to the British Treasury in the fire engine and sprayed scarlet liquid through a hose onto the building - at one point losing control of the hose. One protester at the scene said the liquid was beetroot juice. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Police surround Extinction Rebellion protesters during a demonstration outside the Treasury building in London, October 3, 2019. The activists drove up to the British Treasury in the fire engine and sprayed scarlet liquid through a hose onto the...more

Police surround Extinction Rebellion protesters during a demonstration outside the Treasury building in London, October 3, 2019. The activists drove up to the British Treasury in the fire engine and sprayed scarlet liquid through a hose onto the building - at one point losing control of the hose. One protester at the scene said the liquid was beetroot juice. REUTERS/Simon Dawson
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Police detain Phil Kingston outside the Treasury building in London, October 3, 2019. "Really happy to be here and to see so many people who are willing to publicize what that place is doing," he said while being detained. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Police detain Phil Kingston outside the Treasury building in London, October 3, 2019. "Really happy to be here and to see so many people who are willing to publicize what that place is doing," he said while being detained. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Police detain Phil Kingston outside the Treasury building in London, October 3, 2019. "Really happy to be here and to see so many people who are willing to publicize what that place is doing," he said while being detained. REUTERS/Simon Dawson
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Phil Kingston sits on top of a DLR train as demonstrators block traffic at Canary Wharf Station during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London, April 25, 2019. Kingston spent his 83rd birthday atop the train, holding a banner reading "Don't Jail the Canaries." REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Phil Kingston sits on top of a DLR train as demonstrators block traffic at Canary Wharf Station during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London, April 25, 2019. Kingston spent his 83rd birthday atop the train, holding a banner reading "Don't Jail...more

Phil Kingston sits on top of a DLR train as demonstrators block traffic at Canary Wharf Station during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London, April 25, 2019. Kingston spent his 83rd birthday atop the train, holding a banner reading "Don't Jail the Canaries." REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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Phil Kingston takes part in a demonstration at Canary Wharf Station in London, April 25, 2019. "I'm here because I have a belief that there is something greater than us, which tells me that we don't own this Earth ... The more we take, the less there is for future generations," he said, before being removed by police. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Phil Kingston takes part in a demonstration at Canary Wharf Station in London, April 25, 2019. "I'm here because I have a belief that there is something greater than us, which tells me that we don't own this Earth ... The more we take, the less there...more

Phil Kingston takes part in a demonstration at Canary Wharf Station in London, April 25, 2019. "I'm here because I have a belief that there is something greater than us, which tells me that we don't own this Earth ... The more we take, the less there is for future generations," he said, before being removed by police. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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Phil Kingston sits on top of a DLR train as demonstrators block traffic at Canary Wharf Station in London, April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Phil Kingston sits on top of a DLR train as demonstrators block traffic at Canary Wharf Station in London, April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Phil Kingston sits on top of a DLR train as demonstrators block traffic at Canary Wharf Station in London, April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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Police takes away protester Phil Kingston at Canary Wharf Station in London, April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Police takes away protester Phil Kingston at Canary Wharf Station in London, April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Police takes away protester Phil Kingston at Canary Wharf Station in London, April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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Police takes away protester Phil Kingston at Canary Wharf Station in London, April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Police takes away protester Phil Kingston at Canary Wharf Station in London, April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Police takes away protester Phil Kingston at Canary Wharf Station in London, April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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Police takes away protester Phil Kingston at Canary Wharf Station in London, April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Police takes away protester Phil Kingston at Canary Wharf Station in London, April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Police takes away protester Phil Kingston at Canary Wharf Station in London, April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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