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Mass Arrest of 114 Climate Activists in Raid

IMC UK Features | 13.04.2009 12:32 | Climate Chaos | Sheffield

114 people were arrested in a 2am police raid on a community centre and school on Sneinton Dale, Nottingham, early on Easter Monday, 13th April 2009. It is believed that a demonstration was planned at the E.On powerstation at Ratcliffe-on-Soar as a spokesperson for the company claimed that it was the "planned target of an organised protest". 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.

Similar to past police actions, some of the homes of those arrested have been raided while they were held in custody. It has been confirmed that at least 6 homes have been raided in Nottingham and personal paperwork and computers have been seized. A school located next to the community centre where people were arrested was also broken into and smashed up by police. Those arrested have now all been released on bail without charges and to re-appear in court in July.

Legal advice for activists: Police powers to search premises.

Meanwhile, four Dutch activists from Earth First! forced entry into E.On's head office in Rotterdam and occupied a director's office to have a 'serious chat' about the planned construction of a new coal fired power station.

More coverage: on Nottinghamshire Indymedia

Photos: [ 1 | 2 ]

On the newswire: Statement of solidarity with the Nottingham 114 | Climate Action 114 Media Blog | A Conspiracy too far? | Solidarity for the Coal Conspiracy 114 | Bristol Rising Tide and Westside Statement of Solidarity for the Ratcliffe 114 | Climate activist searches (raids?) still happening | Mass arrests for thought crime | Nottingham's Climate Criminals | 100+ people arrested in Notts for conspiracy this morning | Climate Protest Busted!? | Mass arrests in Nottingham on Easter Monday

Related previous coverage: No case to answer after Notts E.On protest | Police Searches Houses After Arrests At E.On Blockade | Fossil Fools Take On E.On In Nottingham | Convictions For Activists - Climate Criminals Walk Free | 'Clean' Coal On Trial | Climate Activists Bring Powerstation Operations To A Halt | Spring Into Action Now!

This police action is reminiscent of the arrests of climate change activists in April 2007 when they were on their way to protest against 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.

Corporate Coverage: Climate Action 114 Media Blog| Police arrest 114 people in pre-emptive strike against environmental protesters | 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 | Don't let the police intimidate you | Police Arrest 114 People At Power Station | More at 'Climate action 114 media blog' |

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Display the following 47 comments

  1. From The M1 to G20 and now Nottingham is britan in a Police State? —
  2. News from bridewell, — freeman-in-training
  3. From The M1 to G20 and now Nottingham - Confirms Britan is a Police State — veg@n
  4. Of course its a police state. — Wotsit
  5. "tribal groups" use violence badly also, its bad whoever it comes from — Green Syndicalist
  6. PA report indicates an odd offence — Richard Rothwell
  7. E.on — Peter
  8. Wotsit: were past social movements not violently repressed then? — veg@n
  9. Permission to fart sir! — pinkynperky
  10. nothing new to us muslims — a fed up muslim
  11. Dear fed up Muslim — Vasquez
  12. Join forces & fight back on Sat 18 April — Solidarity
  13. Well done to all those involved — Person unknow (or is he)
  14. so what's going on? any info? — scared
  15. "tribal groups" use violence badly also, its bad whoever it comes from — Green Syndicalist
  16. veg@n — Wotsit
  17. Greens are now definitely intelligence targets — Sapper
  18. Reason for arrest - police didn't want to be policing a prolonged demo? — Easy going lawman
  19. Re: PA report indicates an odd offence — streetlawyer
  20. Global Solutions police/E-on involvement — mark
  21. Don't vote for Mary! — pinkynperky
  22. ??? — fuck pigs
  23. Re: ??? — streetlawyer
  24. ??? — fuck pigs
  25. lawyer stuff — philphee
  26. Re: ??? — streetlawyer
  27. Actually... — Smasher
  28. Slash their budgets — dispossessed
  29. Police infiltration is very worrying — Observer
  30. From Animal To Earth Liberation & Repression — Green veganarchist
  31. not necessarily infiltration — !!
  32. Infiltrators? — Leek soup...
  33. Community policing, or how to make friends and influence people — An even easier going lawman
  34. Of course it fucking bugged! — Anon
  35. Anon — Leek soup
  36. shop around a little — Anon
  37. Giggles! — Leek soup
  38. Climate Rush? — memoryhole
  39. climate rush message of support — rusher
  40. planning to shut down Ratcliffe — wellwisher
  41. Misguided posts and misinformation. — bbs
  42. counter survelience book — tod
  43. practical security for activists — AS
  44. 2 Quick Things — DJB
  45. DJB is correct — core luminous
  46. 17 now charged with Aggravated tresspass — @titude
  47. Was the informant Mark Stone / Mark Kennedy? — spookspotter