Thursday, May 24, 2012

Episode 9 in the Disarming Grandmothers of the UK Documentary Series ."Where the Queen is the Landlady"

24 May 2012


Helen and Sylvia have encountered prison countless times as a consequence for campaigning for a peaceful world.  The direct actions the women take part in, from lying down in front of nuclear truck convoys to cutting fences of military bases, can easily invite police charges.  As a result, whether it’s for Obstruction of the Highway, Breach of the Peace, Criminal Damage, Malicious Mischief, Aggravated Trespass or Breaching the Aviation Security Act, the pair are no strangers to spells in prison.   As Sylvia prepares for a potential prison stay, we hear of their experiences of life behind bars.  Thought there was a stigma to being an ex-convict?  Not with these two!


Sylvia thought she would be imprisoned for non-payment of fines after being found guilty of Obstruction of the Highway for lying down in front of a nuclear truck convoy; instead she was issued with a distraint warrant.  To find out more about this act of protest watch “Sylvia’s been arrested again”. 


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