#ClassWar in election day court victory! #GE2015

Trade Onion by Jon Bigger

Today we should have been focusing on the general election. Unfortunately the state, whether by coincidence or design decided to try a prominent Class Warrior. This follows an election campaign in which we have been followed around by the police and under constant harassment.

Jane Nicholl was charged initially with setting fire to an effigy of Boris Johnson on Bonfire Night and thereby endangering the public. It was very clear that on November 5th there was no case to answer but she was arrested and the Crown Prosecution Service brought the case to court.

Here’s how she was treated on that night: (photo credit Guy Smallman)

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This morning it became clear that the CPS and the cops’ case was dismantling. They had to admit in court that it was a findamental right of freedom of expression to be able to set fire to effigies of Boris Johnson in public…

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