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Judiciary heckled by anti-fracking demonstrators during Judges Parade

Posted on - 2nd October, 2018 - 5:20pm | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Judges making their way through Preston city centre
Judges making their way through Preston city centre Pic: Keith Johnson

An age-old tradition took place in Preston city centre during Tuesday morning.

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The Judges Parade sees members of the judiciary make their way through the city centre for a service at Preston Minster.

Negotiating the damp streets they were shadowed by a number of anti-fracking protesters who shouted ‘disgrace, disgrace, you jailed our mate’ in reference to a recent decision to jail a number of anti-fracking demonstrators from the Preston New Road site.

The judges started their walk from the Session House and it takes around half-an-hour to complete the slow walk through the Flag Market to the Minster and then back again.

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The Mayor of Preston councillor Trevor Hart lead the procession.

Judges make their way to the Minster Pic: Keith Johnson
Judges make their way to the Minster Pic: Keith Johnson

Judges from across Lancashire join the procession, not just those who sit at Preston courts.

Roads were closed for a short period around Lancaster Road and Church Street during the procession.

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