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Pictured: Stand Up To Racism protest at the massive estate owned by Mr Drax in Winterborne Zelston in Dorset in July 2021<br />
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Schoolchildren took part in an eight hour mock trial of a millionaire Tory MP over slavery 'charges' relating to his ancestors, it has been revealed.<br />
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Richard Drax was put in the fictional dock charged with 'benefitting from the proceeds of slavery' due to his relatives' involvement in the slave trade.<br />
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Forty pupils aged between 12 and 18 were involved in the case, taking on the roles of prosecution and defence lawyers while others were split into three juries.<br />
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The event was organised by leading human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith who acted as the judge.<br />
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It was the first 'Generation on Trial' event which Mr Stafford Smith's anti-injustice charity 3DCentre is staging.