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SOCPA - babs is back in town

rikki | 17.09.2006 22:43 | SOCPA | Indymedia | Repression | London

after the rather public humiliation of superintendent terry this week in court, barbara tucker was back outside downing street this afternoon, attracting crowds as she sang anti-war songs with fellow activist, charity. meanwhile, steve jago, whose own draconian bail conditions are likely to be lifted on tuesday in a further slap in the face to terry, stood near-by reading orwell's 1984.

demo outside downing street this afternoon
demo outside downing street this afternoon

the three activists once again defied socpa legislation designed to free tony blair from the embarrassment of being publicly reminded of his war-crimes.

for the first time in months, police were conspicuous by their absence. the downing street diplomatic corps were there as usual of course, but no community support officers passed near, no foot-soldiers from charing cross arrived, no vans full of hired police thugs turned up, and the three brave protestors held their peaceful demonstration right outside downing street.

given all the intimidation, harrassment, and what has now been shown as unlawful actions by superintendent terry's charing cross gang in the past, it was a pleasant change to see the peaceful demo taking place in safety this afternoon.

the war is far from over, but a small battle has certainly been won, and today was proof of this.

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B arrested?

18.09.2006 17:58

I just heard that Barbara has been arrested and taken to Charing Cross police station. Don't have any details about what happened, but sounds like she was in Downing Street at the time. Hopefully Rikki will be able to confirm/have more news...



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Well done!

18.09.2006 01:44

Well done Barbara, Charity, Steve and Rikki for fighting the good fight on our behalf. I admire your courage and determination. If only there were more like you. Please let me know if you need some help with videos.


Thank You

18.09.2006 07:18

Thanks for your stand. it is good to see a victory for free speech. peace, love and respect to everyone involved.


Thanks again

18.09.2006 09:38

Warmest regards from another watcher and support of your activities. Your actions are inspring.


Your dedication and perseverance is inspirational

18.09.2006 10:22

Your dedication and perseverance in struggling for free speech, liberty, justice and peace is inspirational.

Grateful thanks as well to Rikki for all his clear and very informative reports.

Freeman of Essex

Still gripped by the socpa reports

18.09.2006 12:10

Thanks for taking on this mamouth challenge, its so important for so many different reasons.
Great to see the protest growing in many different ways. Will join in when i am next in London.


B arrested - Correction

18.09.2006 20:50

In Downing street, that would be something. I meant outside, of course.