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On the one hand, it looks like the physical damage to Shell HQ was very limited in the first place. This would not have been a serious criminal offence, any way you were looking at it.
But on the other hand, what are you saying with a verdict like that. Will you have the right to just randomly go into a service station and vandalise it, and possibly assault the lad behind the till because his employer pollutes the Earth? Can you drag somebody out of a combustion engine car at an intersection and do the same to them because they're part of the problem?
One of my mates at school had a dad with a quite expensive S class Mercedes, and one morning, there was human excrement on the bonnet, and somebody had written something like "Rich people are shit" on it with a permanent marker. I mean, the damage was effectively zero, after a good clean and polish anyway, but I don't think that's the right way to protest against unequal wealth distribution.