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UK: Caroline Lucas cleared of fracking protest charges01:17

UK: Caroline Lucas cleared of fracking protest charges

United Kingdom, Brighton
April 17, 2014 at 12:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

UK: Caroline Lucas cleared of fracking protest charges

Brighton Green MP Caroline Lucas walked free on Thursday, after being taken to court on charges related to a protest action at the Balcombe anti-fracking demonstration in August 2013.

Lucas and four others denied obstructing the highway and committing a public order offence. All five were cleared of the charges.

In court, Wednesday, Ms Lucas defended her decision to take part in the anti-fracking protest in West Sussex and told the court it had been important and symbolic for her to be there. She told Brighton Magistrates' Court her action was a bid to prevent the UK being locked into using more fossil fuels.

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UK: Caroline Lucas cleared of fracking protest charges

Brighton Green MP Caroline Lucas walked free on Thursday, after being taken to court on charges related to a protest action at the Balcombe anti-fracking demonstration in August 2013.

Lucas and four others denied obstructing the highway and committing a public order offence. All five were cleared of the charges.

In court, Wednesday, Ms Lucas defended her decision to take part in the anti-fracking protest in West Sussex and told the court it had been important and symbolic for her to be there. She told Brighton Magistrates' Court her action was a bid to prevent the UK being locked into using more fossil fuels.

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