(i) | 10.05.2004 00:47 | Repression
Intrigued as to what so many police would be doing in this almost personless part of central London at that time of night on a Sunday, I decided to try and get a better look as the bus I was on swung past them.
To my horror I discovered that they were dismantling the small collection of peace banners that have been a semi-permanent fixture in front of the houses of parliament for a number of years.
I can only assume that the government/police have finally found some legal grounds under which to abolish this form of sustained free speech.
A new date in the historical calendar of dark days for British law has been added, May 9th 2004.