Climate change nut to be ‘crucified’ on cross like Jesus hoped to raise £3,000 with stunt – but got measly £85

A climate change protester plans a crucifixion stunt to raise £3,000 for an eco healing garden but has only gathered £85 in donations so far.
A climate change protester plans a crucifixion stunt to raise £3,000 for an eco healing garden but has only gathered £85 in donations so far.
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A climate change protestor who is going to be tied to a cross like Jesus hoped to raise £3,000 with his stunt – but has got a measly £85.

Justin Swalwell is starting his fake crucifixion at midday tomorrow (29 Mar) which is Good Friday.

He will dress up as Christ and be attached with ropes and plans to stay there until the same time on Easter Sunday (31 Mar).

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Justin – backed by Extinction Rebellion – will carry out the stunt in a field near Westbury, Wiltshire.

He set up two crowdfunding appeals for cash.

But his GoFundMe one has flopped after getting NO donations in the last five days.

A climate change protester plans a crucifixion stunt to raise £3,000 for an eco healing garden but has only gathered £85 in donations so far.
Justin Swalwell. (Picture: Jam Press)

Justin’s Chuffed appeal hasn’t fared much better, getting just three donations totalling £85.

One was for £25 from a relative called Amy Swalwell who gave him £25.

The local Extinction Rebellion Westbury group gave him £50 and another £10 was given by a man called Paul Sheridan.

Justin – who calls himself a ‘Christian Environmental Protestor’ – wants to use the cash to buy some land to make a National Eco Healing Garden.

It will be a place with “healing pools” and “places for prayer and meditation” for eco protestors.

The garden will also be used as a place to remember activists who have died, as reported on Need To Know.

A climate change protester plans a crucifixion stunt to raise £3,000 for an eco healing garden but has only gathered £85 in donations so far.
Justin Swalwell’s Gofundme for his crucifixion stunt. (Picture: Jam Press)

Justin – who uses the online name ‘Justin He Is Jesus’ said: “So, as I don’t know roughly how much a National Eco Healing Garden will ultimately cost, I am setting a figure of £3,000 and hopefully it can be exceeded with donations.

“If £3,000 can be raised by Good Friday, that would be a fantastic start.”

He added: “I will be dressing up Jesus Christ and following in his footsteps of nearly 2,000 years ago by ’sacrificing’ myself upon a cross.

“I shall be suspended by ropes attached to a cross for 48 hours in order to both ‘sacrifice’ myself against climate change, drawing attention to the UK Government’s lack of giving even the slightest damn about taking the ensuing climate catastrophe seriously.

“As well as pay homage, tribute, and respect to those brave warriors, fallen and wounded, from the climate activist community.”

Justin, of Westbury, added: “My protest won’t ‘inconvenience’ people and will be held out in the Wiltshire countryside on private land in a field owned by a landowner who has given me permission to literally ‘hang there’ upon a cross.

“I have the legal right to proceed and cannot be arrested for doing so as I am not obstructing ‘the King’s highway’.

“As a Christian, I believe that Jesus Chest would support me and people like me in the fight to save planet Earth from extinction and he would approve of me following in his footsteps.

“We have such a beautiful home, yet we readily spoil it, and when groups like Extinction Rebellion and Just Stop Oil fight back, we are demonised as ‘the bad guys’.”

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