UK jails 'first environmental protestors since 1932' over anti-fracking blockade

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The men 'deserve our gratitude, not a prison term', Greenpeace's executive director said, after judge handed them 15-16 month sentences

Three anti-fracking campaigners were sentenced to prison on Wednesday for blocking shale gas drilling operations in northwest England. Two protesters, Simon Blevins, 26, and Richard Roberts, 36, were...

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