I am Tina Too

tina_rotheryLancashire anti-fracking campaigner and nana Tina Rothery will be in court in Preston on 9 December, facing the threat of prison and Frack Free York will be there to support her.

She has been found guilty of contempt of court after she refused to pay £55,000 damages or, disclose her financial details at an earlier court appearance.  These damages were awarded against her to cover costs that Cuadrilla and a group of farmers are said to incurred during an eviction of an anti-fracking camp in 2o14. This is despite the fact that when the eviction occured the anti-fracking campers had already cleared the site. She has now been told that she will go to prison for 14 days if she does not provide the information on 9 December. At her previous court appearance, Tina said, “I feel in this case that our law courts are not being used to seek justice but instead being applied like a weapon and a threat against peaceful protest. As this case has nothing to do whatsoever with justice, I will not be complying with any request for information or payment” You can read more about the case, here, here and here on Drill or Drop.

Please come with us to Preston, to support Tina. It’s vital that we support a campaigner who has done so much for the anti-fracking cause and who has shown such courage in the face of this misuse of the legal system. We must show that we won’t be silenced. Frack Free York have arranged a coach to Preston for the day, which will pick up passengers at Scarborough at 7.15am, Malton at 7.40am and York at 8.15am. Tickets are available on Eventbrite at £18 for waged and £12 for unwaged.

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