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GMP accused of ‘Political Policing’ over aggressive tactics

“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[…]

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Press Release: Barton Moss 14/02/2014. How many coppers does it take to arrest a hippy?

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[…]

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Footpath, Footpath

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[…]

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Barton Moss Road a Public Footpath.

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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Press Release: New website for Britain & Ireland Frack Free (BIFF)

Britain and Ireland Frack Free are very proud to announce the birth of the BIFF website!
We hope this website will grow and evolve with help from you all.
We need regional representatives to keep us informed on planning applications, events and campaigns.
We need all of you to share it with everyone you know.[…]

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Two bail arrests: 11/2/14

Silver Fox and another protector were given draconian bail conditions, so this morning decided to hand themselves in to the police, in order to appear in the Magistrates Court to have them overturned.
LATEST UPDATE 1800hrs: Both have returned to camp with unconditional bail conditions.
Livestream via Tristan Woodwards:
http://bambuser.com/channel/tristanwoodwards
First two bail arrests……0930hours DTG11022014[…]

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Monday Morning: Sit-in at a Public Footpath

The first livestream shows four Protectors deciding to have a sit-in on a public footpath. The police ended up arresting 6 protectors. The four for sitting down and another two for unknown reasons. No details as to which police station they would be taken to.
Another protector is arrested for obstructing the high way. It[…]

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Frances, Barton Moss Protector, responds to Greater Manchester Police

PRESS RELEASE:
Frances responds to Greater Manchester Police.
I have today been asked to respond to a press release made by the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police and published in the Manchester Confidential on Friday. (http://www.manchesterconfidential.co.uk/News/Chief-Constable-Expresses-Annoyance-At-Anti-Frackers)
This was my submission made today 9th February 2014:
Thank you for inviting me to comment on this[…]

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Tristan at Barton Moss Protection Camp

I’ve made my choice in life and that is to fight I know people disagree with my life choices sometimes and I understand why but for me there is no way back.. It’s in my blood and I would rather die trying than walking away I’m rich in many other ways and to me money[…]

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