Have you seen this criminal?
Because he started his protest before the time on his permit. Makes it sound as if I live in a tin-pot dictator state, doesn't it? Friday night I joined in the first Mass Lone Demonstration in Parliament Square. Under a new law, anyone who protests within a kilometer of the houses of Parliament, without a permit, can be arrested - and people have been. It would appear that the Police also deemed a cake with "Peace" on it a political statement and insisted it be removed. So, to highlight its absurdity and the erosion of our civil liberties, over a hundred people turned up at a police station and applied for individual permits to demonstrate between 6 and 7 last night.
The comedian Mark Thomas started this campaign against SOCPA legislation, I saw it picked up by Rachel, and there are many others who also feel strongly about this.
I have a series of pictures from the event here, but there are quite a lot. A small selection of the more interesting ones are on My Other Stuff