Manchester against CJA

THE CAMPAIGN against the Criminal Justice Act is alive and kicking in Manchester.

The first people to be charged under the new law were activists from Earth First, who occupied a crane in Manchester as a protest against Laing’s involvement in the M65 development and against the Act itself.

At the court case a crowd of 80 people turned up to support the Laing Four. There are further court cases to be heard on July 3 in connection with the crane occupation.

Manchester Freedom Network is arranging funds to pay legal costs, and meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Roger Harper