Nine protesters have gone on trial on charges of obstructing a public highway in Balcombe during last summer’s anti-hydraulic fracturing demonstrations in Balcombe, southern England.
The case at Brighton Magistrates court concerns nine
demonstrators arrested on 26 July when police moved in to break up
a blockade on the second day of a six-day escalation of demonstrations at the
Cuadrilla Resources drill site in West Sussex.
More than 120 arrests were made in total during the months-long