24 Nov '11, 5pm

Not guilty verdict for #Cairn-occupying polar bear: (Still no pix, thanks to Cairn's gagging order.) #Arctic #oil

Back in July, if you remember, fifty Greenpeace polar bears occupied Cairn Energy's Edinburgh headquarters , looking for the company's Arctic oil spill response plan and taking your messages to the heart of the company. (I'd post pictures to jog your memory but I'm afraid we're still gagged by Cairn's interdict .) Yesterday, the first of the Greenpeace volunteers involved, Natasha Clarke, went up for trial in Edinburgh, charged with placing Cairn's staff in a state of fear and alarm. After hearing from a number of witnesses - including a police officer who mentioned that the bears sang Bear Necessities and had "great fun" during the nonviolent direct action - the Sheriff found Natasha not guilty. "I'm not prepared to hold that people who have entered a building dressed in unusual costumes constitutes threatening behaviour," said Sheriff Roderick MacLeod. "The protesters we...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/climate/cairn-bear-verd...

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