20, 2012 £100
fines for protesters who formed human blockade at Hinkey Point
anti-nuclear protesters who chained themselves together outside
Hinkley Point power station, near Burnham-On-Sea, have this week
been fined £100 each after pleading guilty to 'obstructing
four appeared before Taunton Magistrates on Wednesday (December
19th) when they were each given 12 month conditional discharges
and ordered to pay £100 expenses.
They blocked the main access road last month and
caused long tailbacks in protest at plans to extend the site.
Speaking after the verdict, tree surgeon Zoe Smith was in a defiant
mood: "Two days after we used lock-on tubes to form a human
barrier at Hinkley Point the same tactic was used at EDFs
other planned development at Sizewell in Norfolk."
is a national campaign and I expect there will be many more surprises
for EDF over the coming months. If the Tories are prepared to
pressurise our local representatives, change planning laws, and
rubber-stamp EDFs reactor design without a rigourous safety
assessment, then we are prepared to put our bodies on the line
to oppose them."
Barnaby Hodges added: "I am proud of what we did. I have
never been arrested for protesting before, but like many people
in the area I am ready to take whatever non-violent action is
necessary to prevent the building of a potential Fukushima."
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