Occupiers and Protectors were outside Brighton Magistrates Court today to greet Caroline Lucas MP, who was arrested during the Reclaim the Power weekend at Balcombe. The Brighton and Hove MP joined the Balcombe Community Protection Camp in the lock on and was arrested by a police officer who was also from Brighton and Hove. She[...]Read more →
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Fracked Future Carnival: a personal perspective, by Tim Williams (Barton Moss Protector)
Yesterday was an extraordinary day, went down to London Town to join in the victory celebrations outside the ritzy 5 star hotel in Knightsbridge where the representatives of the fracking conglomerates were due to have a strategy meeting. Many familiar faces turned up[...]
A summary of recent weeks:
Barton Moss Road was said to be a footpath; but this turned out not to be as clear cut as Protectors hoped – some charges for highway obstruction were dropped, others weren’t; and some people had obstruction of highway charges replaced by obstruction of officer charges. For a couple of[...]
Who might be pulling the strings of the BBC and the GMP? The Peel Group own the land at Barton Moss where there is an exploratory fracking site. There has been incredibly heavy-handed policing by the Greater Manchester Police, against people legally protesting against fracking on the site. The Barton Moss protectors feel that this[...]Read more →
“The United Nations Special Rapporteur of peaceful protest has made strong representation to the UK government in regards to police not allowing legal observers to come through and observe the police in an individual capacity,” explained solicitor Simon Pook.
“The UK government said they would consider that report, which was produced in July 2013. From[...]
Trucks kept out for two days now. But where’s the media? If the media won’t pick up the story, has anyone any ideas how we can get the news to the stockmarket? Already behind schedule, the drill rig will be costing iGas somewhere in the region of £20,000 per day, and their total daily operating[...]Read more →
A long night was spent ensuring the safety of the camp, in 100mph winds. Unfortunately, the Tech Tent / Tea Tent was lost to the elements. This was the communal tent where people spent time away from the wind and rain, while still being able to see onto the path.
At 0830hours, the Barton Moss[...]
The Magistrates Court has just ruled (as we knew all along) that Barton Moss Road is not a Public Highway – it is a Public Footpath.
Ergo – all the arrests/abductions for allegedly obstructing a highway are unlawful?
And what about all the heavy tankers that IGas has been driving down it .. could that[...]
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