UK Liberty

The Stop the War march went ahead

Posted in law and order by ukliberty on October 9, 2007

There has been (relatively!) lots of interest in a previous post on how the Met had banned this, using some obscure law.

Well, it went ahead regardless  – whether or not you support their cause, it seems good to support their right to march about it.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Our aim is to balance the right of the Stop the War Coalition to freedom of protest whilst maintaining the right of MPs and peers to conduct the business of either House whilst they are sitting.”

Which is why Scotland Yard said they wouldn’t be allowed to march within a mile – yes, a mile – of Parliament.

Indeed, protestors can march wherever they wish so long as we don’t have to see them.  Does that sum it up fairly?

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