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Chris

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#1 11 years ago

So I'm on an anti-Labour/Blair/Bush, pro-Commie march going through a nearby city center, and guess what. The police tell us that we have to disperse before 6:15pm. Now, I would never have believed it if someone told it to me, but these people actually threatened to abuse laws just to get us out of the area.

Despite our many cries through the megaphones of stuff such as "You see, I told you they'd arrest Blair for genocide" and "I wonder if you film this much in the middle east", I hardly think that it was justified to ask us to disperse merely because we were holding a peaceful protest. Tony even decided we scared the shite outta him so he took the police escort round the back of the hall.

Fellow comrades tell me of their houses being raided, being questioned under the anti-terrorist act and being arrested for 'lounging in a car park' hell, a boy who is the same age as me (14) told me to hide my face to avoid raids. If this is free speech, then free speech is bullshit.

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Ensign Riles VIP Member

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#2 11 years ago

If your protest was large enough, it can be legally asked to disperse if it violates local ordanances. A city center can be a busy place, and they can't have large groups of people impeding emergency services. In some places you need a permit to protest, if your group didn't have one, again, it could be asked to be dispersed. Otherwise, I'm completely against the dispersion of protests based on political grounds.

I don't know what to say about the raids. I really don't know anything about British laws, but I'd completely sympathize when it happens here without warrants.




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#3 11 years ago

A threat, a potential threat. Who needs it? Instead of living in fear, the police, they can just control things before everyone gets tired, feed up from the lack of resolve and start fighting. People get fed up with striking in a group ,they get tired, bored, angry , frustrated, they let it out with one another and sometimes on one another. Time goes on it becomes a problem. The law would have to do more work then, as opposed to if they just end it soon on. Settling down tired, hungry strikers, who could potentialy become a threat as opposed to just shutting them up and stopping them early on.




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#4 11 years ago

Chris;4034963So I'm on an anti-Labour/Blair/Bush, pro-Commie march going through a nearby city center, and guess what. The police tell us that we have to disperse before 6:15pm. Now, I would never have believed it if someone told it to me, but these people actually threatened to abuse laws just to get us out of the area.

Despite our many cries through the megaphones of stuff such as "You see, I told you they'd arrest Blair for genocide" and "I wonder if you film this much in the middle east", I hardly think that it was justified to ask us to disperse merely because we were holding a peaceful protest. Tony even decided we scared the shite outta him so he took the police escort round the back of the hall.

Fellow comrades tell me of their houses being raided, being questioned under the anti-terrorist act and being arrested for 'lounging in a car park' hell, a boy who is the same age as me (14) told me to hide my face to avoid raids. If this is free speech, then free speech is bullshit.

Thoughts?

You do realise that the Prime Minister is now Gordon Brown, don't you?




Chris

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#5 11 years ago
briankory;4034979Settling down tired, hungry strikers, who could potentialy become a threat as opposed to just shutting them up and stopping them early on.[/quote] With all due respect, there was no indication that we would do anything of the sort. You might as well disperse the police on that basis.

Ensign Riles;4034973If your protest was large enough, it can be legally asked to disperse if it violates local ordanances. A city center can be a busy place, and they can't have large groups of people impeding emergency services. In some places you need a permit to protest, if your group didn't have one, again, it could be asked to be dispersed. Otherwise, I'm completely against the dispersion of protests based on political grounds.

I don't know what to say about the raids. I really don't know anything about British laws, but I'd completely sympathize when it happens here without warrants.

We had only 20 people. Also, the raids don't need warrants because they are carried out under anti-terror laws. What abuse.

[quote=Rich19;4034983]You do realise that the Prime Minister is now Gordon Brown, don't you?

Yes, I do. But Tony decided he'd done such a good job in the Middle East he'd appoint himself liason to it.




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#6 11 years ago

Fear does not always have to be completely rational, or logically reflected, that is why since we can not stop all potential threats in this world, the police work 24-7. Not the same guys, they rotate.

BE back later to continue this college calls man. Take Care.




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#7 11 years ago

In Soviet Britain, the government protests against YOU!

Get used to it Chris, it's going to get worse.




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#8 11 years ago

I think they want to oppress you, hence the supposed reason you're protesting.