United Kingdom: Caroline Lucas to be charged over anti-fracking protest

Guardian: The Green party MP Caroline Lucas is to be charged over her part in an anti-fracking demonstration in Sussex. Lucas was arrested last month at Balcombe where campaigners have been protesting about oil drilling in the village amid fears that it could lead to fracking in the area. The Crown Prosecution Service said Lucas was to be charged with breaching a police order on public assemblies and wilful obstruction of the highway. Nigel Pilkington, a senior lawyer with the CPS, said: "After careful......

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