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House of Lords Critical Mass appeal.

Doug | 26.11.2008 11:00

From by brief reading of this just published judgement, and correct me if I am wrong, it would seem that the appeal has been upheld and that London CM is a customarily held procession for which prior police notification is not required.

"21. Section 11 does not require notice to be given of every procession that is capable of creating a disturbance. The fact that, on their natural meaning, the words of section 11(2) are wide enough to exclude some processions in respect of which the police do not have all the information that they would wish is no reason to give those words an unnatural meaning. They should be given their natural meaning so as to apply to Critical Mass as a procession that is commonly or customarily held. For this reason I would allow this appeal."



Display the following 4 comments

  1. Cops clobbered — Stroppyoldgit
  2. So you can still set up your own mass too... — masser
  3. legal workings on this case... — Iggy
  4. More info on ruling — D Brum