The seventeen defendants face two trials at Trafford Magistrates Court (M33 7NR). Come to court to show your support. Climate defence is not an offence
Trial 1 – Monday 6th December – Meet at 9am outside court.
Roadside blockade of Manchester Airport World Freight Centre - May 2010
Trial 1 – Begins Monday 6th December. Meet at 9:00am -
Come to court to show your support.
Traffford Magistrates' Court - Ashton Lane - Sale - M33 7NR
As the public face VAT rises, the aviation industry enjoys a free ride by paying no tax on its aircraft fuel. The airport continually overstate their economic importance to the region, ignoring the fact that there is a £2 billion tourism deficit in the North West – taking money out of the area. Not only is Manchester Airport costing us jobs and money, its plan to become the ‘Heathrow of the North’ threatens all our futures with rising CO2 emissions.
The seventeen defendants face two trials at Trafford Magistrates Court.
Come to court to show your support. Climate defence is not an offence
Trial 1 – Monday 6th December – Meet at 9am.
Trial 2 – Monday 21st February 2011 – Meet at 9am.
The first trial is for eleven activists who blockaded the World Freight Centre. Two defendants will be pleading not guilty to charges of obstruction of the highway.
STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT:
Statements of support have been from local groups, academics, barristers, writer and journalist for the Independent Johann Hari, members of the public and prominent politicians such as Heathrow Labour MP John McDonnell, Green Party MP Caroline Lucas and Conservative Party MP Zac Goldsmith.
To read the latest statements of support see:
You can email a statement of support to manchesterairportontrial [at] gmail.com
Please include your location and occupation if possible.
HOW TO FIND THE COURT:
Traffford Magistrates' Court (Ashton Lane, Sale, M33 7NR) is in the centre of Sale situated on the corner of the A56 (Washway Road) and Ashton Lane.
Tram: Take the Tram to Sale and turn left down School Road and through the precinct to Washway Road.
Bike: Cycle along the canal towe path to Sale turn right down School Road and through the precinct to Washway Road and the court building is straight ahead.
Bus: You can get the 263 Arriva bus from Manchester Picadilly
Details of the second trial are on the website. http://www.manchesterairportontrial.org/