20th december 2014 occupy return to parliament square for the weekend

This morning, Occupy activists began another weekend occupation of Parliament Square, writes indyrikki.

Once again, fences have gone up, not just around the grass (supposedly closed for repairs), but also around all the concreted areas, along with high fences around the grass in front of the Supreme Court at the rear of the Square.

GLA notices state that the Square is closed to the public, and warn that “failure to comply with a reasonable request from an authorised officer is a criminal offence” – this begs the question, what is “reasonable”? It’s hard to get any “reason” for the closure, mainly because if the authorities admit it is in order to stop protest, they will fall foul of human rights law, so they contort themselves into totally unreasonable knots to avoid stating the bleeding obvious.

For further details, read the full account on indyrikki’s blog.

Occupy held a week-long rally in Parliament Square during October, and you can read an account of that here.

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