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Police demo in London.

Itsme | 23.01.2008 07:01 | Repression | Social Struggles | London

Sorry this has been copied but it is important information for those who want to ensure that the law is complied with by these demonstators.


Participators will assemble between 10 and 11am on Park Lane, at the junction with Achilles Way. The March will begin at approximately 11.30am moving off past Hyde Park and along a route tacking in Victoria Street and Horseferry Road with dispersal outside the Tate Gallery in Millbank.

It is estimated that the route will take about an hour to complete; it will take approximately two hours for the last of the anticipated 15,000 marchers to reach the finishing point in Millbank.


The main rally will be held in Central Hall, Westminster, commencing at 2.30pm. Chairman Jan Berry will open the meeting, followed by speeches from police service representatives and politicians. It will last approximately 1 hour. This will be relayed into other rooms in Central Hall and across at the QEII Conference Centre next door. Both venues will collectively accommodate 3,500 people.


We are encouraging all those participating in the march, but who do not have tickets to the rally in Central Hall, to lobby their MP in the House of Commons. There could be between 7,000-10,000 policemen and women queuing outside the Palace of Westminster.

Time-line of events, throughout the day:

11.30 am: March starts led by Chairman Jan Berry.

Note: A rep from each force will branch off during the march to hand in a petition from the Downing Street website. There is no allocated time for this to happen as it will depend on what time each force is passing by the Home Office.

1:00: A delegate of six people, led by Jan Berry will present a petition to Downing Street. The first officers hoping to lobby their MP will start arriving at the Houses of Parliament.

1.30: A representative group of 56 will meet at the Clive Steps to lay wreaths and attend a service conducted by Chaplain Andrew Earl at the National Police Memorial on the corner of The Mall and Horse Guards The Mall and Horse Guards as a mark of respect to fallen colleagues.

2.30: Meeting at Central Hall

4:00: Press Conference held at the Methodist Central Hall

5.00: Jan Berry meeting with Home Secretary Jacqui Smith and Policing Minister Tony McNulty at the Home Office



Display the following 8 comments

  1. Media Bias — Og
  2. eh??! — ACAB
  3. oops — ACAB
  4. after last saturdays brutal attach by police on Brian Haw — Charity Sweet
  5. it is beyond surreal — peoples republic of southwark
  6. You what? — Wha?
  7. wha? erm, no — peoples republic of southwark
  8. Boring! — Itsme