Ten Greenpeace volunteers acquitted at anti-fracking protest trial
10 campaigners acquitted of obstructing the highway, 3 November 2017. Photo: (c) Greenpeace UK
Ten anti-fracking campaigners who locked themselves together in a protest outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site have been found not guilty after a trial in Blackpool.
The five women and five men, who included a retired midwife and solicitor, trainee yoga teacher, business analyst and manager of a supported housing unit, were cleared this morning of obstructing the highway.
They had locked themselves together in pairs through yellow-painted boxes outside the site on Preston New Road on 3 May 2017.