114 Climate Change Protestors Arrested in Nottingham¶
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 E.on 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.
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