Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Mass lone demonstration

Rachel from North London is promoting a protest against the law which makes it an offence to protest anywhere in the vicinity of parliament.
A recent damn-fool law has made it illegal to protest anywhere near Parliament without official police permission, and comedian Mark Thomas is organising a stunt to highlight the danger and stupidity of having this law in a democracy.
The idea is to get thousands of people all to apply for a permit to do lone protests, and all at the same time. Apparently if there is sufficient notice the police can't refuse.

I guess there is always an upside to incompetent parliamentary draughtsmen.