The DPP is seeking to halt the #JobstownNotGuilty campaign. Defendants could be jailed tomorrow.
The DPP has written to the defendants in the first trial this morning. They are giving out about the #JobstownNotGuilty campaign, and in particular Saturday’s 1 April Assembly For Justice. They are seeking to have our bail conditions extended tomorrow to mean that the defendants cannot speak on Saturday, cannot be involved in any protests and cannot be involved in #JobstownNotGuilty. They are also seeking the judge to outlaw any protests at the courts during the trial. Yet they try to say this isn’t about the right to protest!
There is no intention of agreeing to be silent about the attack on the right to protest underway. If the judge agrees to these conditions tomorrow and any defendants refuse to sign the new bail conditions, they would probably be jailed tomorrow.
This new attack on freedom of speech shows that the campaign is working. Please show support by attending the Criminal Courts of Justice at 10am tomorrow, and make sure you are there for the Assembly For Justice on Saturday at Liberty Hall.