Thursday, 11 September 2008
UK JUDGE CLEARS ECO PROTESTORS
It seems as though US climate scientist James Hansen has influenced a UK jury into clearing a group of Green Peace activists who scaled a power station chimney to daub slogans on it. They were protesting against a proposal to build a new coal-fired power station on the site. See HERE to read the report. By interpreting the law in this way the decision could open the floodgates to protestors to use the same defence for anything else that concerns them. Could be the road to anarchy. They may appeal.