Roofers over moon

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On 21 August, Horsham magistrates court found Chris Osmond of No Borders and Shiar Youssef of Boycott Israel Network not guilty of criminal trespass.

Their eight-hour occupation of the roof of security company G4S on 2 July 2012 was a protest at G4S’s illegal activities and human rights abuses, particularly in its UK immigration detention centres and in Israeli prisons serviced by the company.

The judge avoided ruling on G4S’s activities but found the occupation did not cause enough disruption to amount to ‘aggravated’ trespass. More info: