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Protesters found not guilty because ‘climate change crisis’ made it ‘legally necessary’ for them to commit civil disobedience

by Futures Centre, Apr 11
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Protestors who climbed into holes dug for a high pressure gas pipeline have been found not guilty by a judge after their actions were deemed as a “legal necessity” to try and stop climate change. More than 198 people were arrested due to their actions protesting the pipeline in West Roxbury, Massachusetts in 2015. Of the 198, thirteen went to trial where they were found “not responsible” by the judge.

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