Women's blockade Monday 24 January · 08:00 - 11:00
Location: Outside Scotland Yard
8-10 Broadway, Westminster, SW1H 0BG
Nearest tube: St James' Park
Buses 11, 24, 211, 148.
The shocking revelations about police infiltration of protest movements get more extreme day by day. Reading Laura's story in the Guardian about a 4th undercover cop has made us angry, sad, and upset... bringing home the true gravity of what the state does to political women in the UK.
Women in the UK should not have to worry about being sexually abused by policemen. It is as simple as that.
In response, we call for women to come together for a blockade of Scotland Yard, in protest at political policing and in solidarity with all women who have been exploited by men they thought they could trust.
Meet 8am outside Scotland Yard on Monday morning, January 24th
The blockade will be simple and dignified. Despite Scotland Yard’s best efforts we will not be broken.
This is a women led event but men are welcome to come in support.
We demand that the police make public the names and identities of all other undercover offices who have worked or are working to infiltrate movements for progressive social change, so women can know whether they have also been abused by the state, and can decide whether to join other women in considering legal action against the police.
It is likely that the police officers and their superiors have committed the criminal offence of misconduct in public office, which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
We demand a fully independent judge-led public inquiry into policy spying. We have no trust that the police can regulate or investigate themselves. Their actions show that they think that they are above the law. This is a dangerous situation that undermines democracy.
Please pass on to your friends, mums, colleagues and fellow activists...
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