The morning of Day 2 at the M25 injunction breach hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice, saw more complex, technical legal discussion around who knew what and when. Three Just Stop Oil supporters are admitting breaching the injunction; Daniel Johnson, Paul Bell and Mair Bain.
When the court returned after lunch, three of the 12 Just Stop Oil supporters (Former teacher and Quaker Gaie Delap 76, Rosemary Jackson 25, Charlotte Kirin (an Independent Social Worker) gave evidence and were cross examined. It took two and half hours. The other defendants will be cross examined tomorrow.
Outside the court Gaie Delap said
“This is part of the government’s strategy to put the squeeze on, to try and stop us. We’re in serious climate trouble, look at the floods this week, and we’re walking into it deaf dumb and blind. I am very concerned about the Global South, about people who are losing everything. As a Quaker I need to tell the truth and act as her heart directs in a nonviolent way.”
Judge Soole is hearing the case, the defendants are being represented by Mr Owen Greenhall (instructed by Hodge, Jones and Allen) and National Highways Ltd have more lawyers than you can shake a stick at.
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The 12 in Court are CHARLOTTE KIRIN, DANIEL JOHNSON, GAIE DELAP, JOSEPH LINHART, LUKE ELSON, MAIR BAIN, PAUL BLEACH, PAUL SOUSEK, PAUL VINCENT BELL, ROSEMARY JACKSON, THERESA HIGGINSON, THERESA NORTON (D63)
Court Listing: 23 October 2023: Mr Justice Soole, 10:30am, Court 15 : KB-2022-004333 National Highways Limited v Kirin and others
Further information on injunctions, the NHL injunction and the repercussions of breaking them can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-k-JlmOgk6Uv1phNhEiIRg9Uc1qeSpCQIF5pHDYJmLM/edit?usp=sharing