In court 7 at 10am this morning,the process to find a twelfth juror to replace the juror discharged yesterday began.
The original process to select the jury had taken 3 hours. Today, the attempt to find 1 juror took an hour.
One potential juror on his number being called out, approached the judge before loudly declaring “I’ve been on ALL the water charges protests, and I fully support the campaign.”
He told the judge that he couldn’t be impartial on the issue because his opposition was so strong.
This is undoubtedly the feeling of hundreds of thousands of people across the country who see this trial as a vindictive attempt by a knocked back political establishment to seek some revenge for the defeat of water charges.