A solidarity demonstration was held outside the court
The charges against Chris are clearly politically motivated. The trial has been running for fifteen months with the Crown Prosecution Service never yet specifying the amount of damage caused.
The defence made an application too dismiss on the grounds of abuse of process. This was because the CPS had originally dropped the case due to 'insufficient evidence' and then restarted the prosecution five months later.
During his evidence Chris branded the proceedings "Kafkaesque"
The district Judge will give a judgement on the abuse of process argument by the 20th February.