Angry protestors fighting plans to build a wind farm between Brent Knoll and Burnham-On-Sea say their rights to free speech are being attacked by vandals who have pulled down scores of their posters in recent days.

Angry members of the KNOll to Wind Farm Action Group say “a significant number” of posters like the one above were pulled down and broken over the Bank Holiday and Easter weekends.

One of the broken poster holders in Brent KnollAndrew Manning, spokesman for the group, told Burnham-On-Sea.com that the petty vandalism is an attempt to deny protestors “their democratic rights.”

He added: “Ever since we first became aware of the proposal for a wind farm near Burnham-On-Sea, we have seen it as our duty to participate robustly, but fairly, in the local democratic process, to ensure, at the very least, that both sides of the argument for and against wind farms are heard.”

“A number of our supporters have invested in placards expressing concern at the potential safety risks and visual impact associated with the proposal, and have chosen to display them in their gardens.”

“Clearly, somebody wishes to deny our supporters their democratic rights, or doesn’t wish their message to be heard, and has chosen to vandalise a number of these boards.”

“We have informed the local police as, in addition to our democratic concerns, such acts can involve theft, criminal damage and trespass. We are very disappointed by such activity.”

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