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Police were not doing their duty at Barton Moss

Cross-posted from Hazel Hedge’s blog
At Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on the morning of 9th May, PC Genge was on the stand. We watched video footage of him and other officers pushing people along Barton Moss Road. At one point Genge’s fist was in the small of a protector’s back. The day before, an[...]

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I’d rather be a hobbit than an orc, by Hazel

Being at the Barton Moss Protection Camp is like being at sea. There are tides, surges, waves and ripples. Calm periods and storms. There’s always the risk of losing a friend overboard. On Monday I was one of those lost to sea, lost to the GMP.
GMP = Greater Manchester Police. It was actually a[...]

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ASSERTING OUR RIGHTS AND TAKING BACK CONTROL OF OUR LIVES

 
By Melanie Strickland
 
I came to Reclaim the Power to help build a democratic movement that can challenge the vested interests that are making decisions behind closed doors which affect us all, such as on energy policy. At a time when we desperately need to transition to renewables, for the sake of the[...]

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PROTECTORS ENCOUNTERING POLICE AND THEIR IDEAS ABOUT THE LAW

Interview with Dan.

Police tactic of “not my responsibility”.
0620 hours. Protectors camping in the woods encounter police. They were woken up in the early hours by police searching for weapons and materials that can supposedly be used against razor wire (illegal to use, but Cuadrilla can just pay the fine).
The police were more[...]

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RECLAIM THE POWER DIRECT ACTION WITH BALCOMBE COMMUNITY PROTECTION CAMP

 
Reclaim the Power decided to engage in direct action outside the Cuadrilla Fracking site by having a street party.
Unfortunately, the police were most put out by the peaceful civil disobedience. They may have expected people to break onto the site, but the community protection camp preferred to have a party.
Due to the[...]

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