Here’s a good idea folks!
I promised to publicise this wheeze and hope everyone will join Mr Pope in his protest.
I pledge to do the same.
“I will form part of a human chain around the Westminster no protest zone but only if 6,000 other people will join in.”
Deadline to sign up by: 15th January 2007
1,046 people have signed up, 4954 more needed
Country: United Kingdom
The Serious Organised Crime and Police Act (SOCPA) bans the right of protest (unless it is cleared by a commissioner 6 days in advance) within a 1km radius of the UK’s seat of government. The area covers the Houses of Parliament, Downing Street, most government ministries, St Thomas’s Hospital, part of the South Bank and Lambeth Palace.
As such the zone presents a threat to freedom of speech in that it prevents people’s voices being heard by those who make our laws. Since it would be illegal to protest about this the zone, the pledge aims to organise a 100% legal protest just outside the zone.
Sign up now! here