demo outside downing street this afternoon
for the first time in months, police were conspicuous by their absence. the downing street diplomatic corps were there as usual of course, but no community support officers passed near, no foot-soldiers from charing cross arrived, no vans full of hired police thugs turned up, and the three brave protestors held their peaceful demonstration right outside downing street.
given all the intimidation, harrassment, and what has now been shown as unlawful actions by superintendent terry's charing cross gang in the past, it was a pleasant change to see the peaceful demo taking place in safety this afternoon.
the war is far from over, but a small battle has certainly been won, and today was proof of this.