In the Media

Anti-war protester escapes asbo

PUBLISHED May 19, 2005

The onward march of the anti-social behaviour order was halted yesterday by a judge who threw out an attempt by the Ministry of Defence to use an asbo against a Quaker peace campaigner.

A packed courtroom broke into prolonged applause when the ploy was dismissed as an attempt "to use a club to beat down the expression of legitimate comment and the expression of views on matters of public concern".