92-year-old man arrested while supporting Extinction Rebellion – because the Tories don’t like it

Arrested: John, 90-something, was protesting with Extinction Rebellion – as is his legal right – outside the Cabinet Office when the police decided to arrest him anyway. It’s nice to know the law doesn’t stand up for you, isn’t it?

This is the depth to which the UK has sunk under Boris Johnson.

John is 91 or 92 years old (it’s not clear from the reports). He came to protest outside the Cabinet Office in London, in support of Extinction Rebellion and because he wants to preserve the environment for his descendents.

And he got arrested.

John had every legal right to protect outside the Cabinet Office – or anywhere else that is a public area.

“We all have the right to come together with others to express our views. That means we must be allowed to take part in peaceful assemblies like marches, protests and demonstrations. We also have the right to set up or join a political party or trade union.”

That’s unless the Tories don’t like it, of course.

The arrest has itself sparked a wave of protest:

There was no reason to arrest this man.

The police picked him up because he was calling on the government and the people of the UK to help save the environment in which we live.

It seems the government does not want to help save the environment in which we live.

So Boris Johnson’s brigade used the police as political tools and had John’s collar felt.

Conclusion: John was committing an offence against nobody but Boris Johnson. A Boris Johnson government is an offence against the very environment in which we live.

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3 thoughts on “92-year-old man arrested while supporting Extinction Rebellion – because the Tories don’t like it

  1. trev

    He should sue for wrongful arrest. This sort of thing is nothing new however, remember when Thatcher sent in the heavy mob to violently assault Travellers attempting to make their way to celebrate the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge, in what became known as the Battle of the Beanfields? Cops with insignia removed so they couldn’t be identified beat-up men and women, in front of their children, and vandalized their vehicles/mobile-homes.

    1. John David Ingleson

      My friend, a press photographer at the time, photographed the buses after they were impounded and taken to the Salisbury tip! The buses, housing mothers and children, were trashed, all windows smashed, milk, eggs and other food emptied out over bedding and possessions!
      And there were allegations that they weren’t all cops but mercenary squaddies bussed in to add a little spice to the proceedings! They had to break up that right to squat there at that time because it would have set a legal precedent for the people to occupy, but Thatcher, ‘the milk snatcher’ was having none of it!.

      1. trev

        It was outrageous but as I remember it (I wasn’t there) the travellers weren’t squatting there, they were on route to Stonehenge but a Police roadblock was set up to divert them into those fields where they were then mercilessly attacked, effectively ambushed.

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