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Protester found guilty of preventing council meeting from going ahead: report

A climate protester has been given a conditional discharge after disrupting a meeting of Norfolk County Council.

The BBC has reported that Richard Possnett was found guilty under the Public Meeting Act of 1908 of preventing the meeting from going ahead and was given a 12-month conditional discharge.

His protest involved a local road project promoted by the council, which objectors argued would increase pollution from traffic.

Mr Possnett and others disrupted the meeting for four hours and he said on his crowdfunding page set up to raise money for his legal costs that “his only action was to sing protest songs”.

A Norfolk spokesperson said the council had nothing to add.

Mark Smulian

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