Gathering in Rochester
Several speakers using a pedal powered PA
FIT photographer in Rochester
March over Rochester bridge
Mass searches in car park
Search at Camp entrance
Entrance blocked to prevent return of police
Caravan and March approaching the Camp.
At around 5pm the police left the Camp entrance, which was quickly blocked by a temporary barrier of wheelie bins, to stop the cops returning, but the mass searches down the road continued. Finally, the Caravan and March approached the Camp just as it started to rain.
Reports elsewhere list the sort of items they are looking for but there can be little doubt the aim is to cause maximum inconvenience as a means of repressing political dissent while not appearing to be doing so. It would be foolish to be carrying a knife of any sort in the present climate of opinion, and a d-lock has several uses, but be prepared to have your crayons and ball point pens confiscated and have to wait in a long-queue. Maybe a good opportunity to create a sort of friendly festive gathering while waiting?
you do not have to give your name and address unless you are the driver of a motor vehicle at that time
look at the bust card for further details:
and go to the legal training on the camp site and consider assisting by being a legal observer so you can let others know they don't have to give their details and other rights :D
their is also the activist legal project with loads more stuff:
Take care everyone and come to the camp even if just for the day xx