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Solidarity Protest for banner drop activist remanded in custody

A | 22.09.2011 09:08 | Policing | Public sector cuts | Repression | Birmingham

On Friday 16th September, 3 student activists dropped a banner reading "Traitors Not Welcome, Hate Clegg Love NCAFC" for the opening of the Liberal Democrat 2011 conference in Birmingham. All 3 activists were arrested and held in police cells over the weekend, charged with road traffic offenses. At their bail hearing on Monday 19th, 2 were released on bail, whilst the third individual was remanded in custody.

His next bail hearing is on Monday 26th September, by which time , he will have spent 10 days in prison before trial for peacefully protesting. We are holding a solidarity demonstration outside the Magistrates court to show our support for him and our disgust at the decision to remand a peaceful protester in custody.

It as a solidarity protest but it is also about showing that such a transgression of free speach will not go unnoticed:-

Monday, September 26 · 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Birmingham Magistrates' Court
Corporation Street



Display the following 3 comments

  1. Info? — RebelBull
  2. the hearing is at 3:45pm — tomalatierra
  3. Solidarity — anok