VIDEO: Tinsley House protesters guilty of trespass

STUDENT protesters that superglued themselves to the gates of a detention centre housing illegal immigrants today walked free from court.

Seven protesters were convicted of aggravated trespassing after a peaceful demonstration at Tinsley House two weeks ago.

At Crawley Magistrate's Court today, seven activists pleaded guilty to failing to leave the UK Border immigration centre after being directed to do so during their demonstration on March 17.

Juliane Heider, 22, Louisa Jones, 24, Chiara Lauvergnac, 47, George Lavender, 21, Theresa Schleicher, 21, Ellie Schling, 26, and Richard Whitell, 29, all from London, were all given conditional discharges.

The group were protesting against the use of charter flights to return failed asylum seekers and other immigrants to Kurdistan in Iraq.

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