Acquitted climate protesters set to face higher court
The decision by a Lausanne judge to acquit a group of climate protestors on Monday is set to be appealed.
The activists had been fined CHF 20,000 for playing an impromptu game of tennis in several branches of Credit Suisse in 2018 to highlight the sponsorship deal the bank has with Roger Federer.
Green campaigners want the tennis star to severe his links with the bank due to its investment in fossil fuels.
The judge’s ruling raised eyebrows when he said their actions were proportionate and quashed the fine.
Prosecutors in canton Vaud say the judge’s ruling goes against legal principles and deserves the opinion of a higher court.