Monday, April 13, 2009

Police arrest 114 in before a power station protest

Residents reported seeing about 20 police vehicles in the area. More than 100 people have been arrested in Nottingham over a suspected plan to target a power station.

Police said 114 men and women were arrested in Sneinton Dale on suspicion of conspiracy to commit aggravated trespass and criminal damage at Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station.

From what i know, activists were at a school ready to hold an early morning protest when Police pounced. I suspect an undercover cop blew the protests cover.

Adam- an eyewiteness said-
'I could see over it all as i live on Ipswich circus one of the streets that was sectioned off! police had been in the area from 12am onwards it wasn't till 11.30pm that back up started to arrive, police helicopters also hovered above the area. police shone torches and i heard big bangs a lot of shouting and dogs barking! as i continued to watch up until 12.30pm the lights turned on in the lower part of the building! i loads peoples heads popping up and down the police then continued and went into the building bringing one person out at a time! the police were also seen carrying bags as they walked out with the arrested people!'

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