‘Draconian’ protest injuction extended at Ineos fracking site

EFFORTS to stifle protests against controversial fracking energy exploitation were reinforced yesterday after a judge decided to extend a court injunction against obstruction and trespass near sites.
The High Court decided to extend an existing injunction against protesters in favour of energy extraction firm Ineos, prompting concerns that “the right to protest is under threat.”
Judge Mr Justice Morgan made an interim order against “persons unknown” and two named individuals in September.
Lawyers representing environmental campaigners in the latest hearing said the injunction was both... read more

 
24 November 2017 in World News, Views: 55
Source: Morning Star
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