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Anti-War Protesters 'Banned' From Demonstrating Against Bush!

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posted on Jun, 10 2008 @ 03:19 PM
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Anti-War Protesters 'Banned' From Demonstrating Against Bush!


www.commondreams.org

London police have announced a ban on anti-war campaigners hoping to protest against President George Bush’s visit to Downing Street this Sunday. The Whitehall ban has been immediately condemned as a “totalitarian act” by the playwright Harold Pinter, while Stop the War organisers are urging people to defy it and to demonstrate nearby in Parliament Square.

“In what is supposed to be a free country the Stop the War Coalition has every right to express its views peacefully and openly. This ban is outrageous and makes the term ‘democracy’ laughable,” Pinter said today.

Lindsey German, a leader of the Stop the War Coalition, said: “It seems that when George W Bush visits this country traditional rights of assembly are to be removed from the people.
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posted on Jun, 10 2008 @ 03:19 PM
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LMAO! Looks like the Brits have about as much "freedom of speech" as we do here in the states!

Here we have the "Free Speech Zones" which quarantine dissenters and let them protest blocks away from the actual crowd they're trying to speak out against---Essentially SILENCING them, and the UK now has "Exclusion Zones" which are basically the same thing! lol!

How dare you protest against these almighty War criminals!


We are calling on those who care for our democratic rights to come to Parliament Square at 5pm on Sunday 15 June. Some of those who signed statements accusing Bush of war crimes will be leading this protest.

“George Bush has been dictating British foreign policy for many years. Now it appears his security services are determining our rights of protest. This is a disgrace and we will challenge the ban.”

The anti-nuclear campaign CND said it believed the British government was allowing security operations to be directed by White House officials. Previous demonstrations have been allowed along Whitehall, but Bush’s presence in Downing Street - he is due to have dinner with Gordon Brown - means protesters are to be banned from a police ‘exclusion zone’.




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[edit on 10-6-2008 by DimensionalDetective]



posted on Jun, 10 2008 @ 03:42 PM
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I wonder if they will do any better then American protesters, unseen and unheard?

Is it me, or have we totally surrendered to their fear? The dissenters have become the enemy - shoo ugly enemy - shoo! Away with you.



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