Mike Buchanan’s retrial – 6 January, Isleworth Crown Court

[Note: This piece was originally published 21.11.16.]

I was in Isleworth Crown Court this morning, agreeing a number of issues with respect to my forthcoming retrial in connection with the charge of obstructing the public highway on 1 June 2016 in Parliament Square, during one of our larger protests against MGM. The video of that arrest (and our earlier protests outside the Home Office and in Parliament Square) is here (14:52).

A video recorded outside Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court, where I was tried and found guilty by a female judge on 12 October, is here (8:36). Our legal advisor was of the view that she didn’t take due account of our legal arguments, hence our insistence on a retrial in a Crown Court.

The retrial is due to start at 14:00 on 6 January at Isleworth Crown Court (36 Ridgeway Road, Isleworth, Middx TW7 5LP) and two hours have been allowed for the case to be heard. There won’t be a jury.

It was very heartening to have supporters attend the trial at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court, and all were in the public gallery during the trial. People will again be admitted to the public gallery on 6 January, I hope to see some of you there. Please email me (mike@j4mb.org.uk) if you hope to be there. Thanks.

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About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • Thank you for the update, Mike.
    Best wishes for you and for the right of peaceful protest.

  • epistemol

    I’ll be there, or be
    “in possession of four 90 degree angles….!”

    Mykter

  • cheannaich

    Good luck. My misgivings are with the concept of British (or English) justice. That Blackadder sketch when he is up for eating Melchett’s pigeon. Wasn’t really a sketch as viewed from current CPS mores.