The government announced today it was reviving plans to make the popular protest technique of locking on a criminal offence.
Controversial government plans to crack down on protests have been defeated by peers in a series of late night votes.
The protest tactic of locking on – used as far back as the Suffragettes – could become a criminal offence under new changes to the Policing Bill.
The government should drop its plan to ban noisy protests in England and Wales, a parliamentary committee has warned.
A crowd of about 60 people, many holding red Lancashire roses, gathered outside the law courts in Preston this morning, where four men who took part in an anti-fracking protest are to be sentenced for public nuisance offences.
Some of the first trials arising out of anti-fracking protests outside Third Energy’s fracking site in North Yorkshire are to go ahead in the spring.
Lancashire Police has said its operations at Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool will cost an extra £450,000 a month.
Eight anti-fracking campaigners have been found guilty of a range of offences following protests outside the Horse Hill oil exploration site near Gatwick Airport. Another campaigner was cleared of obstruction.
The first trial arising from protests outside Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site at Balcombe collapsed within an hour when the judge questioned whether an offence had been committed. District Judge Peter Crabtree invited the prosecution to drop the case at Brighton Magistrates Court this morning (25/11/13) after hearing evidence […]
Dates for 12 more trials were set today for campaigners arrested in the summer’s anti-fracking protests outside the Cuadrilla oil exploration site at Balcombe. The MP Caroline Lucas and four other protestors will stand trial at Brighton Magistrates on March 24th next year, charged with obstructing the highway […]