>There was another legal victory today, as a fitwatcher was cleared of obstruct police at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court. The charge arose out of the anti BNP protests on election night at City Hall.
This now brings the total of Fitwatch legal victories to – well in all honesty, I’ve lost track of the score. Oh, but I do remember their score. A big fat zero.
Fitwatchers were also in court yesterday, in a trial which went part heard and won’t be continued until December. I wil leave it to someone who was there to write a proper account, but it was good to hear that DS Ken Norman from New Scotland Yard sat squirming, as his officers blundered their way through yet another Fitwatch trial.
These continued wrongful arrests and prosecutions are beginning to build into a very clear picture of unlawful harassment of fitwatchers. How many times are we going to be dragged through the courts before the cops finally accept intimidation is not part of their lawful duty?
Fitwatch is not about a few individuals, it is about a tactic – a tactic which has been adopted all over the country. We are not going away.
Keep up the pressure – join Fitwatch tactics at the Carnival Against Vivsection on September 6th.