Posts Tagged ‘Southend Airport’

Malicious prosecution of Rushettes dropped

December 1, 2011
The Toxettes performing Britney Spears' Toxic at London City Airport

The Toxettes performing Britney Spears' Toxic at London City Airport

We’re so proud of the rushers who were wrongly arrested whilst dancing on a public footpath. Their dance was ‘Toxic’ because airports are. — Climate Rush

I wasn’t allowed to go to Climate Rush tonight, I didn’t even have a halloumi sandwich. Can I have my life back pls Essex police? I miss it. — AndrewTobert

Yet another malicious prosecution of peaceful protesters. It is difficult to see how trespass can be commited when crossing a site on a public footpath, even if the site to be crossed happened to be Southend Airport.

Luckily the case has been dropped.

The Rushettes (Climate Rush’s musical alter-ego) went to Southend Airport to protest against its expansion and to encourage Southend Council to invest in more green infrastructure to provide sustainable job opportunities and protect their residents’ quality of life. The Rushettes were (WRONGFULLY) arrested, released after 16 hours with bail conditions not to communicate with one another. One month later these charges were dropped.

This morning the Toxettes performed Britney Spears’ Toxic at London City Airport ahead of City Hall enquiry.

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Southend Airport runway protesters arrested
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