Land protesters win court ruling

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Green activists who built a makeshift village of 45 tents and huts on a derelict site owned by Guinness won a High Court order yesterday allowing them to stay in their homes. The Court ruled that Guinness had not served a repossession order properly and had incorrectly identified the 13-acre site in Wandsworth, south London.

George Monbiot of the protest group The Land Is Ours said: "They're playing dog in the manger. If they don't have any better plans for this piece of land, why should we not stay and make use of it?" Guinness said the ruling was a technicality and they were confident it would be reversed next week.

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