UK Police State in Full Effect – 114 Climate Change Protestors Arrested in Nottingham

UK Police State in Full Effect

One week after the police murder of Ian Tomlinson at the G20 demonstrations in London. UK police are still protecting the profits of mass murdering companies like E.On.

114 Climate Change Protestors Arrested in Nottingham

IMC UK Features | 13.04.2009 12:32

114 activists were arrested in a dawn raid on a community centre in Sneinton Dale, Nottingham early on Easter Monday, 13th April 2009. It is believed that the planned target of the protest was the Eon powerstation at Ratcliffe-on-Soar, and Eon has released a statement confirming this. The Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal-fired power station is the 3rd largest source of carbon dioxide emissions in the UK and has been previously targeted by activists. Based on past Police actions there is a chance that all those arrested might have their homes raided while they are held in custody.

This police action is reminiscent of the 16th April 2007 arrests of climate change activists on their way to protest again the M1 widening, while the protestors were held in custody their homes were raided and computers were taken. A year after the arrests the M1 case was thrown out of court.

Newswire: Climate Protest Busted!? | Mass arrests in Nottingham on Easter Monday

Corporate Coverage: Police arrest 80 in Sneinton | Hundred held over ’power protest’ | 114 held over power station protest | 80 power protesters arrested | Police arrest more than 100 in dawn raids to halt environmental protest | Police Arrest 114 People At Power Station

MORE than 80 people have been arrested in Sneinton.

Officers from Notts Police made the arrests in the early hours of this morning.  People were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit aggravated trespass and criminal damage at a power industry facility. One resident told the Evening Post: “At midnight on Sunday I was leaving my house on Sneinton Dale when I noticed a long steady line of traffic coming towards and passing me on Sneinton Dale.  “The police cars blocked off the roads from Highcliffe Road junction to Ipswich Circus junction off Sneinton Dale and all the police vans were parked in between outside and around the Bakersfield community centre on Sneinton Dale.”
http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/homenews/Police-arrest-80-Sneinton/article-896490-detail/article.html

Mass arrests in Nottingham on Easter Monday

Reporter | 13.04.2009 07:49 | Nottinghamshire

BBC are reporting over 100 people arrested this morning on conspiracy to commit criminal trespass

BBC are speculating proposed sites of alleged planned trespass as possibly Ratcliffe power station, Eastcroft incinerator or Colwick oil depot. Hopefully this story will be updated as readers learn more. Readers might like to ponder the use of the new thought crime laws (where you break the law just by thinking of undertaking a crime) at a time when hundreds of climate activists might be preparing cases against the police following the illegal and violent behaviour of the police during the peaceful G20 protests.
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