Where: top of Trafalgar Square
When: January 12, 2008, 1pm
In response to the call out for a National Day of Action on January 12th against the Government’s consultation on ‘Managing Protest around Parliament’, which threatens to further restrict the right to protest around the country, at a London meeting it was decided to converge on the top of Trafalgar square at 1pm.
We are tired of the government’s relentless determination to silence us. We must act now to stop the further erosion of our freedom to assemble, and make it clear that we will not allow our liberties to be consulted away from us.
See national call out:
Campaign for Freedom of Assembly
London Campaign for Freedom of Assembly
Government consultation on ‘managing protest’ (deadline: 17 January 2008) http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/documents/cons-2007-managing-protest
Serious Organised Crime and Police Act (SOCPA) 2005 (relevant sections: 132-138)
National call out for Day of Action
Preserving disorder: freedom to protest and the future of SOCPA
Indymedia UK SOCPA section
SOCPA consultation re-opened
Police repression and fight for freedom to protest in Liverpool
State of Emergency
Film: “SOCPA – The Movie”
Film: “Taking Liberties” (now on You Tube)
Brian Haw and Parliament Square Peace Camp
People in Common
Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army (CIRCA)
posted by dv
another view of the top of trafalgar square
Assemble 1pm, Saturday 12th January at the top of Trafalgar Square, National Gallery. Bring blank placards. Action on day itself will leave it up to attenders to decide whether or not to go into the SOCPA zone and defy s.132, or not (by respectively either writing on, or leaving blank, their placards) etc etc
BTW ref Winston's carp. Why is indymedia so full of cynical types? I thought utopians were supposed to be upbeat?