Tuesday, May 23, 2006

He Haw to know better

Police have removed the belongings of anti-war protester Brian Haw at his five-year demonstration outside Parliament.

Mr Haw said he had been left with just one placard after cops broke up his camp because of alleged breaches of his demonstration conditions.

Earlier this month Court of Appeal judges overturned a ruling that allowed him to carry out his round-the-clock vigil which he began in June 2001.

Mr Haw, who was not evicted from Parliament Square, said his large display of anti-war banners, placards and flags had been "completely destroyed".

He said: "They have left me with just placard.

"All of my personal belongings have been taken and dumped in a container along with nearly all the displays.

"They have completely destroyed all the expressions of people who opposed the war in Iraq.

"What gives them the legal right to remove 40 metres of evidence of genocide and reduce it to just three metres?"

The legal size of the protest - three metres - was imposed by the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act (SOCPA) 2005.


yellowdog granny said...

must have been an end around by blair...makes him look bad..he and bush are quite the pair.

dom said...

I saw all those banners while I was in London with Debbie ,It's a real eyesore , I'm glad they shifted it !