In May 2010, seventeen people staged a non violent protest/direct action at Manchester Airport, temporarily shutting it down. They did this to stop some of the 5 million tonnes of carbon emissions that the airport is responsible for annually and in opposition to plans to destroy local homes and biodiversity spots to expand the World Freight Centre. We have built up strong links with the local community in this area and together have managed to hold off previous expansion plans supported by Caroline Lucas(the Rose Cottage Campaign). This is the regional equivalent to the Heathrow campaign and any support you can give would be very welcome.17 people are now facing two trials as a result of this action. 11 people will be tried for ‘obstruction of the highway’ in Dec 2010. The remaining 6 will face a trial in early 2011.
Please email statements of support to or simply leave a comment on this facebook page< http://www.facebook.com/pages/Manchester-Airport-On-Trial/162820910424769?v=info >
For more information – http://www.manchesterairportontrial.org