This would be the first arrest of an *organiser* under the new legislation, which bans unauthorised demonstrations in the vicinity of Parliament.
The maximum penalty for being a *participant* in an unauthorised demo is 1000 pounds sterling, while the maximum penalty for an *organiser* (according to the police) is up to 51 weeks imprisonment.
As far as we know, 17 people have been arrested as 'participants' in unauthorised demos, and all but one have been charged so far (source: Voices in the Wilderness UK).
This protest is part of a JNV-co-sponsored international project entitled '100,000 Rings for the people of Iraq' .
So far we have rung a hand bell 250 times in the middle of Brighton. On Monday we plan to ring the bell another 250 times outside Northwood, in North London, the military base commanding British forces in Iraq.
We'll keep you posted.