mini mouse | 11.12.2005 19:24 | London
"Your complicity with the politics of my government has led to the death of my son and thousands of others", she wrote. "I'd like to come and discuss your policies with you".
When Brian met Cindy
Brian's arresting officer
Warning to disperse - and retaliatory statement
Walking to Downing Street
Protest songs bring Cindy to tears
"You shouldn't be here" he told her. "You're discussing this affair with me when on Monday you'll be the subject of an official complaint".
The subsequent arrival of a senior officer led to the leafleting of the crowd, warning them they'd be charged and possibly arrested under the now notorious S132 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act.
Several present responded by handing to police signed statements. They read:
"I understand that my normal freedom of speech is prevented in terms of any previously unauthorised protest or demonstration whilst I am within 1 kilometre of the Houses of Parliament under SOCPA.
"I therefore hereby agree to not start any protest or demonstration whilst within that specific area.
"On that basis I do expect to have the right to freedom of movement for any other activity within that area".
Police continued to maintain that they were witnessing a demonstration, Code Pink, responsible for arranging Sheehan's meeting with Brian Haw argued it was a welcome. The lack of subsequent arrests means the law here remains a grey area.
"The law may be crazy" commented a senior officer "but it was passed by Parliament. "It's my duty to interpret and enforce it, but this silly situation needs to be brought to a head and sorted out".