Metropolitan Police Service
New Scotland Yard
020 7230 1212
Under Section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986, we are imposing conditions on this demonstration.
Whilst we respect your right to peacefully demonstrate, we fear that due to the nature of this protest, there is a risk of public disorder.
We have provided you with a pen in which you are welcome to continue your demonstration. It is a little out of the way, and of no significance to what you’re protesting about, but we are committed to facilitating peaceful protest.
Should you fail to comply, you will make yourself liable to arrest, and reasonable force may be used against you (kicking, punching, pressure pointing, asps, cs gas etc).
Come along, move along now. Be sensible. We don’t understand why you have to be so difficult. You’re not achieving anything by this behaviour. Go and stand in the pen and you can protest all day. Remain here, and you will be arrested, and who will see your protest then?
Alternatively, we will let you leave the area one at a time, but not until you’ve been searched, had your photograph taken and given us your name and address for our ever expanding database.
“It is a striking historical peculiarity that allows police to enjoy broad popular support, and even think of themselves as heroes, when it used to be that they were well known as scum and lackeys of the ruling class.”
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