Old 31st Mar 2021, 09:59
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Arch Stanton
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: London
Posts: 24
The rights you take for granted today have been achieved by protests which caused annoyance and disruption. Any protest which did not cause annoyance was ignored. The suffragettes, civil rights movement, protests about working conditions, protests about the Iraq War and a hundred other disruptive annoying causes only had any effect because they did exactly that.

The irony of people saying they should take their protests to China or Myanmar is staggering. Those countries do not allow protest which is just what we are about to introduce into law...talk about a backward step and reduction in our rights. What happens when you want to protest about your local church being turned into a nightclub and the developers claim you are causing them annoyance..that’s right...unless you want to risk a hefty prison sentence you better stick to sending a strongly worded letter to the local paper
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