March against psychiatric assault (forced treatment) Monday 14 February 2005 Valentine's Day demonstration 11am gather at Whitehall Place (nearest tubes Embankment and Charing cross) For more information, visit: www.kissit.org
This march is a protest, organised by the artist Aidan Shingler, against the inhumanity of forced drug treatment and psychiatric assault. Protesters are invited to apply injection plasters in the form of two Xs to the seat of their pants (trousers or skirt). The march starts at Whitehall Place and passes the Department of Health, the Houses of Parliament and St. Thomas' Hospital and onto the ex-site of Bedlam (now the Imperial War Museum). A Valentine's card will be hand delivered to 10 Downing Street with a message that pinpoints the issues.
The aim of Kiss It!xx campaign is to create an opportunity for survivors, service users and refusers, friends and allies, to make an 'in yer face' statement directly, peacefully and humorously. It is hoped that there will be lots of media coverage. For more details visit: www.kissit.org