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.
There was thus, an area marked out by fencing in Market Place. Quite reminicent of cattle pens. People arranged themselves anywhere, but 'in there'!
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 !!
As it turned out, a couple of hundred gathered, and to police these folks, cost the council tax payers of Derby £2,000,000. Still, the suppression of democracy, doesn't come cheap, does it? If my maths is correct, that's £10,000 per protestor.
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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