The defendants will return to the High Court on friday week (22nd April) to further contest attempts for an interim injunction - ie. an injunction without a proper trial with virtually nil burden of proof. The outcome's hard to call but since EDO's case rely's on what harrassment they fear *might* happen in the future, there aren't really any grounds for such a 'preemptive' or even 'preventative' attack on liberty.
One supporter was randomly arrested by the met police during a brief photo op outside the court. The reason was completely unclear, but the irony was the banners were about defending the right to protest! The saga continues . . .
* The proposed injunction would apply to ANYONE aware of it who does anything prohibted by it, namely; enter the 'exclusion zone' around EDO's factory, (including Home Farm road and parts of the Wild Park) or the (unknown) adreses of its 160 employees, park within 1/2 mile of EDO (includes university), demonstrate in numbers larger than 10 at any other time than for 2 hours on a Thursday, make any 'artificial' or 'amplified' noise or play musical instruments during protests. This effectively amounts to a private corporation buying its own private martial laws enforcable by the police.
Timothy Lawson-Cruttenden, your honour - see Open Publishing!