Police Move In On Brian Haw

By Rob Last edited 144 months ago
Police Move In On Brian Haw
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According to the BBC police visited Parliament Square in the early hours of this morning to remove placards from the scene of Brian Haw's vigil.

The placards are apparently a "breach of Mr Haw's demonstration condition" since the Court of Appeal overturned the ruling that allowed Haw to demonstrate outside Parliament despite the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (aka 'the Haw Law') which outlaws unauthorised protests within a 1km zone of Parliament Square.

Haw is quoted as saying:

All of my personal belongings have been taken and dumped in a container along with nearly all the displays. They have completely destroyed all the expressions of people who opposed the war in Iraq. What gives them the legal right to remove 40 metres of evidence of genocide and reduce it to just three metres?"

Last Updated 23 May 2006

student

I always held up Mr Haw as an example of how the government respected the right to disent. Even when they introduced the Haw law I thought, well as long as they apply it with reason then it's OK. I see know that it's not the case. What a sad, sorry state of affairs.