Thursday, February 21, 2013

EDF sues activists for £5m - an attack on peaceful protest?


A group of activists plead guilty to aggravated trespass for a protest at an EDF power plant, but now face a civil claim of up to £5m in damages - something they say is an attack on peaceful protests.


The 21 protestors from the No Dash for Gas group, which protests against government plans to develop 20 gas-fired power stations in the UK, admitted the charges against them at Mansfield magistrates' court on Wednesday.
However, they now face a claim, seen by Channel 4 News, for damages of up to £5m from French company EDF. The claim seeks compensation for a range of elements including lost profits from the delay in commissioning the power station and staffing and security costs.
More from http://www.nodashforgas.org.uk/
Read full story on http://www.channel4.com/news/edf-sues-activists-for-5m-an-attack-on-peaceful-protest

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