Paint Man Pays But Has His Say
Ex-soldier gets 30 days for daubing Churchill statue
5th May 2000
The ex-British Army soldier who admitted daubing Winston Churchill's statue during the Mayday anti-capitalist demonstration in London, has received a 30 day prison for his troubles.
James Mathews from Cambridge told the court that his action had been taken out of well-founded belief that "Churchill was an exponent of capitalism and of imperialism and anti-semitism".
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