barbara tucker has been temporarily beaten in court. on the latest farcical charge against her (supposedly assaulting a police officer), she has been given conditional bail for five months till trial and warned she will be jailed if she enters the socpa protest zone for any reason before then.
the harrassment of the past few days has taken its toll on her health and she has decided to take a rest for a short while before deciding what to do next.
also in court today, steve jago, arrested yesterday for alleged breach of his bail. althought the police had held him overnight, they offered no argument when it was pointed out he'd been visiting court, and although he still faces trial, the judge lifted conditions, so he for now can continue to join brian haw's protest in parliament square. he was warned however, that if he appears in court on a further charge, the conditions will be re-applied. this is the same warning barbara had, and lo and behold she was swooped on by police and the assault charge made the very next day, leading to today's ban on her continuing to protest in the socpa zone.
this is a quick update for those wanting to know what happened. more court report and details later.