United Kingdom: Green MP Caroline Lucas charged over anti-fracking protest

Guardian: The Green party MP, Caroline Lucas, defended her right to peacefully protest on Wednesday after it was announced she faced criminal charges over her part in an anti-fracking demonstration in Sussex. Lucas spoke after the Crown Prosecution Service said it had carefully examined the evidence and decided it was in the public interest to charge the MP for obstructing the highway and failing to comply with a police request to move. Officers arrested her last month during the protest against oil......

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