31st March 2014 The trial starts today of nine more people arrested at the Balcombe anti-fracking protests on the same day as Caroline Lucas MP. (Her week-long trial, along with that of Ruth Potts, Ruth Jarman, Sheila Menon and Josef Dobraszczyk, ran out of time on Friday and […]
28th March 2014 Caroline Lucas trial: day five – evidence of Ruth Potts, Sheila Menon and Josef Dobraszczyk Police behaviour at the Balcombe anti-fracking protests on the day MP Caroline Lucas was arrested changed from playful to intimidating, a court heard today.
After five days of evidence, the trial of five anti-fracking campaigners was adjourned until April 17th. The group read this statement outside the court: “We have made our case, stood up for what we believe in, and it will soon be time for the judge to make his ruling. […]
28th March 2014 Caroline Lucas trial: day five – Caroline Lucas’s evidence The Green MP Caroline Lucas joined a symbolic five-hour sit-down protest against Cuadrilla’s activities at Balcombe to send a message to the government that fracking would lead to more dangerous climate change.
27th March 2014 Caroline Lucas trial: day 4 – afternoon evidence The judge at the trial of Caroline Lucas will decide overnight whether to dismiss one of the charges against her and four other anti-fracking campaigners.
27th March 2014 Caroline Lucas trial: day three – morning evidence Caroline Lucas told police she thought her arrest at an anti-fracking protest at Balcombe was disproportionate because the issue was important and she was not inconveniencing anyone. This morning, the MP’s trial at Brighton Magistrates Court heard […]
27th March 2014 Caroline Lucas trial: day four – morning evidence The judge at the trial of Caroline Lucas and four other anti-fracking campaigners has refused to allow the defence to call an expert witness on climate change.