Archive for July, 2010

Peat Protesters Court Victory

Activists from  the direct-action group Earth First! were celebrating outside Salford Magistrates Court today after being found not guilty of causing a public order offence during a demonstration in April.

Iain Hilton and Sonny Khan (pictured) chained themselves to equipment at Chat Moss which was being used to extract precious peat on land owned by Peel Holdings.

Salford Green Party members came down to show their support and were delighted to hear the judge had thrown the case out. Meanwhile , Peel Holdings (owners of the nearby Trafford Centre and Manchester City Airport) continue to allow the pillaging of natural resources on Salford’s green belt land, something the Green Party will continue to oppose.

You can find out more on this story in the Salford Star.

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