So, the May Fayre in Mayfair event did not hold out a lot of promise, especially as many police also attended, with the usual stop and searches, surveillance cameras and sheep pen. Surprise though, people were allowed in and out of the pen, a break from normal police tactics and there seemed to be no arrests. Unauthorised celebrants were actually allowed to dance in the streets, have a Maypole, juggle, act, drink in public and generally live it up. No attempt was made either to silence or confiscate the sound systems, another break with recent police enforcement.
All in all a very fun day and thanks to the sound system guys for chancing your equipment and giving the dancers and kids a good time and to the Space Hijackers for making it possible.
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