In advance of the main G8 meeting at Gleneagles, there are a number of mini-meetings. This one was for Environment & development ministers meeting at Breadsall Priory Hotel, a few miles north of Derby. However, demonstrations, outside of a market area, within the City of Derby, were banned.
For your interests, these links are about 'public concern' and disruption advice.
and at this one, you can download a copy of the Public Order Act 1986, Sections 13 & 14. These orders having been applied for because of the 'serious threats' to public disorder
These sections, together with the help of the Crime and Disorder Act 2003, now define an assembly as TWO OR PERSONS.
BLOODY HECK !!
On arriving in Derby by train, a legitimate protester would have been confronted with this as a sight!
Now, call me cynical if you like, but do you not think that this lot are stood there to intimidate people? Or, do you accept, as they had explained to me, that they were there, dressed as they were, to deal with 'dissident groups' who may want to spoil the day, for legitimate protestors.
You decide !!
(With the posing going on here, I thought it possible it was a fashion show. Next week, they're doing rubber, and perhaps swim-ware the week after).
More piccys on my FotoBlog at:
Pt 1 http://tashcamuk.fotopages.com/?entry=384246
Pt 2 http://tashcamuk.fotopages.com/?entry=384247
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