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Annie Clair, anti-shale gas protester free, charges dropped

Annie Clair and her lawyer, Gordon Allen (Jennifer Choi/CBC)

Annie Clair and her lawyer, Gordon Allen (Jennifer Choi/CBC)

Annie Clair says the charges she faced in connection with anti-shale gas protests send a message

By Jennifer Choi, CBC News, Sept 21, 2015

Anti-shale gas protester Annie Clair had all charges against her dropped in a Moncton courthouse on Monday, almost two years after the charges were laid in relation to incidents near Elispogtog First Nation.

Clair was scheduled for a four-day trial, but the Crown dropped the charges and she walked out to a small group of clapping supporters. Clair hugged her lawyer, Gordon Allen, and thanked him for his work. Read the rest of this entry