The case against Class War Women’s Death Brigade Member Jane Nicholl collapsed in chaos today as the police case against her was thrown out due to lack of evidence. Outside the court, Class War supporters cheered the result and chanted “losers” as the cops left the building, their heads hanging in embarrassment.
Jane was arrested on Guy Fawkes Night last year for allegedly setting fire to an effigy of Boris Johnson at the Poor Doors protest in Aldgate, London. Today, the police claimed the CCTV evidence against her was broken, even as they attempted to push charges of arson with intent to endanger life – an offence that carries a life sentence.
There was added drama when it was revealed that the police fabricated evidence, which the prosecution lawyer refused to use in the case due to its unreliability and the risk of perjury. The police claimed that their lives were in danger, but evidence showed them relaxed and unthreatened by the burning effigy.
The Magistrate agreed that burning Boris was a matter of freedom of speech. Class War have established in law that we have a right to burn the effigies of our oppressors.