Waterloo Bridge and Boadicea
A 'Don't Attack Iran' poster somehow slipped out
'The Queen' and 'Tony Blair' in Parliament Square
Children Attack the Pinata
Today's Fools' Paradise Parade marked the day with a protest agains the SOCPA [Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005] Exclusion Zone, with a parade starting at the London Eye and ending in Parliament Square, where there was a bit of a party, with a pinata stuffed with presents being attacked and destroyed by the children.
There were one or two minor problems when a small group of security men came to assert that the Victoria Embankment was private property, and so could not be used for a TV interview, but otherwise the protest - largely without political banners and entirely without amplification - went without problems, and indeed a reasonable amount of co-operation from a small group of police who stood watching.
Arriving in Parliament Square the parade was greeted by Brian Haw, still continuing his protest despite the SOCPA.
As well as being April Fools day, today also marked the start of our very own FBI or SOCA, which seems likely to be used against political opposition as well as serious crime.
More pictures from the event on 'My London Diary' web site shortly.