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Brian Haw Faces Evicton (Again)

By London_Nick Last edited 132 months ago
Brian Haw Faces Evicton (Again)
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Quite often, one can be walking/cycling/driving through Parliament Square and see Brian Haw, the now world-famous protestor, standing in his underpants washing himself. Now it's not a pretty sight, and nor are some of his posters, but you have got to admire the man's conviction. Whether you think he's a champion of the anti-war movement, or a few sandwiches short of a picnic (he DID leave his family to hold his protest, which has now gone on for five years), Brian Haw and his placards are an institution.

The High Court seems to think so too. We reported a while ago now that Brian is exempt from the Serious and Organised Crimes and Police Act's clause that bans unlicensed demonstrations within a 1 mile radius of the Palace of Westminster because his protest pre-dates the Act. However, the Met Police are appealing against the decision.

Haw has been arrested more times than he changes his socks (oh, wait, how often DOES he change his socks?), but the Police have never been able to make anything stick, and Londonist is inclined to feel that the placards probably won't be coming down just yet.

Last Updated 03 April 2006

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Richard

Anyone who cares about the right to be able to protest where our laws are made please sign up to the pledge on pledgebank.com to get 6000 people to form a human chain around the area where protest is banned:

www.pledgebank.com/protest

Mrs Juanita

Not many has the courage and principles of Brian Haw. This courageous man should be celebrated for his principles, courage and integrity, unlike most of the labour politicians who go gooey over Miss Shilpa shetty. Looks like the incompettent lot of monkeys has suddenly being let loose . No wonder keith vaz got a peerage, and tony blair who has no time to meet families of iraq war victim, over his lies over iraq war hid away then, ,instead of facing the victims families. Unable to run the country, no wonder he has the time to chat to big brother contestant.