Photo outside the demonstration
On April 10th 11 activists walked into Ratcliffe on Soar Power Station and locked onto coal machinery & conveyor belts in order to prevent the power plant from working. They prevented the plant from re-charging after the Easter break for 5 hours. They were cut free by police and arrested for aggravated trespass.
This is the first time that the defence of necessity in relation to climate change has been used in a court of law. The defendants will call an expert witness; a climate scientist, and Royal Society Research Fellow, to prove to the court the scale and imminence of the threat that climate change poses.
The Trial is expected to last 3 days.
There will be a supporters demonstration 9:30am on Monday 14th January, please come along and give your support to the fight against climate change.
Also please download and distribute the posters attached to this article.