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Started by GreenFuture on Sep 26, 2018 6:30:43 PM
Fracking:1st Environmental Protest Jailings Since Kinder Scout Trespass (?)

That's what a lawyer claims anyway.

http://www.salfordstar.com/article.asp?id=4735

Some background: Lancashire County Council voted against fracking, the tories (who have many personal and financial links to the economically and environmentally dubious process) over-ruled them.

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fenderstrat - 26 Sep 2018 18:39:11 (#1 of 43)

A disgrace. The judge said he had to punish them because they wouldn't change their minds, I see. Fuxache.

SinnerBoy - 26 Sep 2018 18:46:58 (#2 of 43)

Why such long sentences? It's not as if they injured anybody, or did hundreds of thousands of Pounds worth of damage.

foghorn - 26 Sep 2018 19:24:00 (#3 of 43)

Its a shameful intimidating message. Welcome to a taste of Britains fascistic unregulated rightless future.

mememe - 26 Sep 2018 19:26:15 (#4 of 43)

Wasn't there jailing over Twyford Down etc?

barkis - 26 Sep 2018 19:29:39 (#5 of 43)

Those are absurdly harsh sentences. I'd think the same if they'd been BNP protesters.

foghorn - 26 Sep 2018 19:48:35 (#6 of 43)

Banging treehuggers up for trying to save the well from getting poisoned.

Good luck, UK.

GreenFuture - 27 Sep 2018 09:58:20 (#7 of 43)

https://www.desmog.co.uk/2018/09/25/pictures-day-fracking-protest-became-jailable-offence

Tagyourit - 27 Sep 2018 10:34:50 (#8 of 43)

Wasn't there jailing over Twyford Down etc?

I think half a dozen of them got banged up for breaching a court order.

Verdigris - 27 Sep 2018 10:41:07 (#9 of 43)

I heard that Total have made a very significant North Sea gas find that can be exploited via the existing infrastructure. I hope that will depress gas prices sufficiently to make fracking unviable.

foghorn - 27 Sep 2018 10:53:09 (#10 of 43)

Hope dies last.

It looks like this is a display of muscle now.

JessicaEccles6 - 27 Sep 2018 11:23:03 (#11 of 43)

Banging treehuggers up for trying to save the well from getting poisoned.

This, in spades. When half the North has been blasted apart and the water is like that in Flint, no doubt some sort of feeble apology will be forthcoming.

Tagyourit - 27 Sep 2018 11:42:24 (#12 of 43)

I don't have a massive issue with fracking as such but those sentences seem massively out of proportion with the "crime". I'd have thought they should have just been bound over or at the absolute very most given 3 months suspended.

Gotout - 27 Sep 2018 11:45:39 (#13 of 43)

You get less of a sentence for mugging somebody. Clearly it's a more serious offence because it's attacking capitalism and that is the real crime.

bevernbridge - 27 Sep 2018 19:56:42 (#14 of 43)

Would have been nice to see the judge's name (was it a jury trial ?).

solomongursky - 27 Sep 2018 19:58:18 (#15 of 43)

The same judge gave a suspended sentence to a bloke who had 10,000 images of child abuse.

foghorn - 27 Sep 2018 19:59:50 (#16 of 43)

Hmm.

solomongursky - 27 Sep 2018 20:10:15 (#17 of 43)

https://www.thecanary.co/discovery/2018/09/27/the-judge-who-jailed-peaceful-anti-fracking-protesters-let-a-paedophile-walk-out-of-court/

rgtstoppedcounting - 27 Sep 2018 20:10:45 (#18 of 43)

When half the North has been blasted apart and the water is like that in Flint

The batshit factor is never far from any discussion about fracking.....

Ludicrous sentences all the same.

foghorn - 27 Sep 2018 20:19:07 (#19 of 43)

Something about this doesn´t make sense.

Jolly whiffy.

SinnerBoy - 29 Sep 2018 18:27:45 (#20 of 43)

I thought that the water in North Wales was fine.

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