Weald Action Group and the six local campaigners who are challenging the UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) injunction have launched their crowdfunder to pay for their legal costs.
Ann, Sue, Natasha, Constance, Vicki and Jacqui have courageously stepped forward to fight this High Court injunction. This injunction could stop the right to peaceful protest and prevent us from raising awareness of the new risky methods of unconventional oil and gas drilling and the industrialisation of our beautiful countryside.
Can you please pledge to support them?
It doesn’t matter as to the amount.
EVERY BIT HELPS
These type of injunctions are draconian in its chilling effect, and counter to the right to assembly and the right to freedom of expression. There is already criminal law to deal with any unlawful activities, and this injunction should have no part in defining what is legal and what is not. It is a blatant attack on our human rights.
If this injunction is granted it could also serve as a precedent for other oil and companies here and around the country. It should be fiercely resisted and we need to raise funds for our legal costs to fight this.
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We are all in this together and we can't do any of this without your support. So please donate now and help to stop this injunction.
On the morning of 24th April a group of campaigners, including 3 of the defendants, held a peaceful gathering outside UK Oil & Gas Ltd's AGM. Please see the video of the morning's events from Real Media.
Other press coverage of the injunction:
Guardian - 7/3/18, BBC - 9/3/18, Chichester Observer - 14/3/18, Huffington Post - 19/3/18, Jersey Evening Post - 19/3/18, Chichester Observer - 20/3/18, Energy Voice - 20/3/18, Canary - 21/3/18, Civil Space Watch - 13/4/18, Get Surrey - 13/4/18, Spirit FM - 19/3/18, Belfast Telegraph - 19/3/18, Morning Star - 6/4/18, Morning Star - 20/4/18, Garden Court Chambers - 21/3/18, Keith Taylor MEP - 24/4/18 Ecohustler - 25/4/18, Red Pepper - 25/4/18, Real Media - 25/4/18, Morning Star - 25/4/18, Guardian - 1/6/18, Ecologist - 4/6/18
6th March report - UKOG seeks injunction to ban protests that aim to damage its business
15th March report - Campaigners to challenge oil company at High Court over protest injunction
17th March Report - Human rights campaigner urges oil company to drop High Court bid for injunction
19th March report - “Shires of England rise up” as oil company UKOG seeks High Court injunction against protests
19th March Report - Court adjourns decision on “wide-ranging” injunction against protests at UKOG oil drilling sites
5th April Report - Oil company withdraws key clauses in protest injunction