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Press Release: Manchester Climate Trial Begins (Manchester Airport On Trial) | 21.02.2011 13:22



For immediate release: 21st Feb 2011 Contact:  Ali Garrigan 0750 612 6650


Manchester airport protesters claim lawful excuse as climate trial begins


The trial of six climate protesters who breached airside security at Manchester Airport began today at Trafford Magistrates Court. The defendants will argue that they acted to prevent death and serious injury by stopping emissions from the airport, a plea which echoes the defence of Greenpeace campaigners acquitted of closing down Kingsnorth Power Station. During the trial, which is expected to last three to four days, the defence will call expert witnesses including Professor Kevin Anderson from the Tyndall Centre who is speaking today in court, and experts on health and the effects of climate change. [1] (Manchester Airport On Trial)
- Original article on IMC Northern England: