8 climate change activists arrested at Vanguard headquarters in suburban Philadelphia | StateImpact Pennsylvania – NPR

Robinson and seven other activists were arrested by the Tredyffrin Township Police and charged with defiant trespass, a misdemeanor. The others were Nancy Sleator, Jean Van Orman, Johannah Cordon Hill, Judy Winters, Walter Hjelt Sullivan, Eric Moss, and Richard Cole.

Flanagan says the next step is to take its message to Vanguard CEO Tim Buckley and hold a Quaker Meeting, or worship, in front of his house.

Quakers, or the Religious Society of Friends, have a commitment to “speaking truth to power” and recognizing that everyone has the ability to change, Flanagan said.

“We call this ‘coming under the weight,’” she said. “We don’t see evidence that they are ‘coming under the weight’ of the seriousness of climate change. We’re going to pray in front of [Buckley’s] house for him to ‘come under the weight’ of this. We are called to challenge the role corporations are playing in the destruction of our planet.”

Vanguard did not return requests for comment.


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