watched by at least half a dozen forward intelligence team officers, a police photographer, and accompanied by two vans full of uniformed police, the small group walked down whitehall and sat in parliament square for half an hour. there they were photographed and surrounded by forward intelligence while inspector cummings talked to them about the possible ramifications of their criminal act.
after a while they split up and some of them were followed back to trafalgar square. four continued up into leicester square still followed by a van and some forward intelligence even though this is outside the socpa zone.
bemused tourists and passers-by wondered what the blank protest banner signified and laughed at the huge police turn-out when told.
nice to see public money being used so wisely on the streets of our free and democratic state.
anti-socpa campaigners continue to meet every week on sundays after 1pm in parliament square to plot the overthrow of this ridiculous law and to have a picnic. all are welcome - please bring something to share.
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