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Lawyers criticise decision to prosecute housing protester over sticker

CPS used joint enterprise principle, usually reserved for gang crime, in the case of Lisa McKenzie, who was cleared of all charges

Legal experts have criticised the prosecution of a protester who was arrested when a fellow activist placed a sticker on a window of a block of luxury flats.

The incident has raised concerns that the police are targeting known protesters for prosecution, even if they are non-violent, using joint enterprise laws.

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