We need to send a clear message to the police/council not to mess with our right to
15 people from various groups (Animal Rights, AF, Socialist Party, Nerve, The
Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home) and individuals attended the
first meeting on Saturday.
It was agreed that we invite all groups who protest on the streets of Merseyside,
(including community and tenants groups) to join forces by setting up an Alliance
(name to be decided) which will explore ways of countering what was described as the
‘zero tolerance’ policy of the police against protesters.
As a start the Alliance will:
1. Ask all groups to gather in Church St. (see above, time to be decided). Each
group to organise their own stall and, if possible, a creative piece for the event.
Music, theatre, etc.
2. Produce a common leaflet for the event explaining what we are doing.
3. Contact the Merseyside Police Association to ask their views on street
Next meeting set for 1pm, 4th October in the Social Centre, Bold St.