Friday, April 29, 2011

The other Wedding stories

  • Met Police issue statement which includes: "Let me make it clear. This is a day of celebration, joy and pageantry for Great Britain. Any criminals attempting to disrupt it - be that in the guise of protest or otherwise - will be met by a robust, decisive, flexible and proportionate policing response...

    "We have been working closely with officers investigating recent demonstrations in London and as you are aware bail conditions have been imposed on over 60 arrested people, including that they will not be allowed to enter [central] London on the day of the wedding.

    "I can also confirm that as part of the investigation into the TUC demonstration and the subsequent disorder that took place, since 18 April six people have been arrested for a range of offences. The work of the investigation team continues and as you would have seen over the last few days further images of people we would like to speak to have been released to the media."

  • There have been a number of 'pre-crime' arrests by the police whose powers appear to be out of control.

  • This includes three Republican street performers. Arrested for planning to say we should live in a modern democratic republic. Wow.

  • A Cambridge activist who was planning to voice dissent peacefully.

  • Seven arrests in Hove.

  • And more disturbances in Bristol around the Tesco-ification of the town.

  • There is a fair pay for Royal Cleaners campaign from the union PCS.

  • There was a not the Royal wedding street party in Red Lion Square as well as a number of similar events organised by different organisations up and down the country.

  • Today is also the day that a swathe of radical facebook groups have been purged from the site in one fell swoop.

  • Meanwhile Bright Green are crowd sourcing any bad news that might get buried today under the avalanche of Wedding ephemera.

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