In Pictures: Take Back Parliament Rally & Westminster Day Of Dance In Trafalgar Square

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 95 months ago
In Pictures: Take Back Parliament Rally & Westminster Day Of Dance In Trafalgar Square
Morris Men doing their thing, with protesters doing their thing in the background. Photo by Dave.
Morris Men doing their thing, with protesters doing their thing in the background. Photo by Dave.
Photo by tiredoflondon, used under a CC licence.
Photo by tiredoflondon, used under a CC licence.
Photo by tiredoflondon, used under a CC licence.
Photo by tiredoflondon, used under a CC licence.
Photo by Dave.
Photo by Dave.
Photo by Dave.
Photo by Dave.
A troublesome beast. Photo by Dave.
A troublesome beast. Photo by Dave.
Votes versus seats. Photo by Dave.
Votes versus seats. Photo by Dave.

Yesterday afternoon we popped along to check out the colourful proposition of a purple ‘Take Back Parliament’ rally for electoral reform sharing Trafalgar Square with several troupes of Morris Dancers participating in the Westminster Day of Dance. Both groups, despite their evident surprise at the presence of the others, seemed very accommodating to each other, and the whole arrangement seemed mostly good-natured. The square’s tourists seemed no more bemused than usual.

After 45 minutes or so, the medium-sized rally left the vast expanse of Trafalgar Square for the decidedly smaller Smith Square, whereupon they immediately made the news by shouting at the Local Government Association building until a popular politician came and spoke to them. The Morris Men, on the other hand, didn't.

Last Updated 09 May 2010

Tomtiredoflondon

Great you managed to make use of my pictures. For some reason they look better here than on flickr.

Always happy for Londonist to use anything from my flickr. I just sometimes forget to put them in the Londonist pool. Is there a way to make everything I upload go in automatically?

zefrog

They were also on Sky News with a slightly different message, ie: "Sack Kay Burley, watch the BBC!" "Sky News is SHIT!"