Solidarity Demo at New Court Case of Lancaster Uni Protesters (George Fox 6)

George Fox 6

2.03.2006

Join the Demo. March 13th 2006, 10.00am.at Lancaster Crown Court (behind the Castle).

The 'George Fox Six' are the six student protesters taken to court by the bosses of Lancaster University. They had been protesting against unethical corporations, including weapons manufacturers & oil companies, hijaking the University. The original trial convicted them. Now they are appealing... http://www.georgefox6.co.uk

Join them at the Crown Court on Monday 13th March at 10.00 to show solidarity and support Free Speech and "Education not Exploitation"!

Lots of people have said they'd like to come to Lancaster again to support the six during their appeal against the conviction for going into a commercialisation conference at their own university. The six are really pleased with the amount of support they have received over the last year, and would like to say 'thankyou', and to invite people to come and join them outside the court on the firstand last day of the retrial.

As one of the six said: "Last time we had so many people when the court case started, and to hear the verdict - and that was so important to us. It showed the university that it can't just hide away these prosecutions and the whole commercialisation programme.
Once again we would like as many people as possible to come and display their solidarity, not just for the six being prosecuted by the university, but with the belief in the right to protest and freedom of speech, and against the oppressive behaviour of the uni and the police.

"Sadly, the majority of those responsible for criminalising this peaceful protest will once again not be there. They will be hiding away. But we can show that opposition to their actions has grown, and that we will not allow ourselves to be intimidated by any attempts to silence criticism."

For those coming from outside Lancaster we can arrange accomodation (please drop us a line as soon as you know you are coming).

DETAILS:

Please come along on the 13th March at 10am to Lancaster Crown Court, Shirehall (part of the castle - round the back, Lancaster, LA1 1YJ. This is near the Rail;way station
- map on web:
http://streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x=347312&y=461860&z=0&sv=la1+1yj&st=
2&pc=la1+1yj&mapp=newmap.srf&searchp=newsearch.srf
or search streetmap.co.uk for LA1 1YJ.

The appeal is scheduled to run for three days (but the first trial was 5 days!), and you are welcome to join us for the whole time if you wish.

Last time many of you managed to come along for the verdict despite only receiving short notice. Once again we will only be able to guess when the verdict may be due shortly beforehand. Do send us your email address if you want us to contact you when we have an idea when the verdict may be due.

Pictures from the last court case can be seen at:
http://www.free-webspace.biz/GeorgeFox/photo.html

Let us know if you need accomodation!

georgefox6 AT linuxmail.org
http://www.georgefox6.co.uk
Sign the Petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/gfox6/