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Insulate Britain activists face trial for breaking injunction

INSULATE BRITAIN activists faced trial at the High Court today for breaking the M25 injunction granted against them.

The nine defendants were summoned for contempt of court after continuing to protest on the highway.

If found guilty, they could be subject to large fines, seizure of assets and prison sentences of up to two years.

Defendant Dr Diana Warner, 62, decided to defy the court summons and not appear at the hearing.

Instead, she took part in an action in Yorkshire to disrupt a train headed for the Drax power station.

The court has issued a warrant for her arrest.

Earlier, the retired GP said: “No ordinary person can listen to the testimony of people who have taken part in Insulate Britain protests, and not be troubled by any part they may play in imprisoning them.

“The position of uncaring and disregard for human safety that they are forced into would normally call for them to consider resignation.

“This High Court process is a distortion of English law, and our ordinary rights to freedom of expression are not considered at all.”

The hearing continues on Wednesday.

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