Prison sentences for Heathrow 13 activists would threaten our right to protest


"Last month, 13 activists were tried in court for carrying out a peaceful protest against the expansion of Heathrow airport. They were found guilty of aggravated trespass, and await sentencing on 24 February.

We believe it would be unjust for these people to receive prison sentences for their actions.

Sending peaceful demonstrators to jail would represent a massive threat to our right to protest in the UK."


See the article: Prison sentences for Heathrow 13 activists would threaten our right to protest (The Guardian, link)

And see: What do the Heathrow 13 convictions tells us about future civil disobedience? (Netpol, link)

 

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