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Fortnum & Mason tax protesters found guilty of trespass

Issue No. 2294

Nine activists who occupied a luxury department store last year have been found guilty of “aggravated trespass with the intention to intimidate”.

The UK Uncut campaigners were protesting against tax avoidance at Fortnum & Masons in central London during a trade union organised demonstration against cuts on 26 March.

Another 11 activists were found guilty in November after being tried on the same charge.

The Defend the Right to Protest campaign is calling for solidarity with student protester Alfie Meadows. Alfie was almost killed by police yet he faces trial for violent disorder this month.

Campaigners have been taking photos of themselves holding signs saying “We are all Alfie Meadows”. To download the signs go to

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Tue 13 Mar 2012, 18:13 GMT
Issue No. 2294
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