More draconian pre-emptive policing.
- From: Doug <jagmad@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 09:25:42 -0700 (PDT)
"Protest against Sussex Police dispersal order and curfew
A PROTEST has been called for outside Worthing's town centre police
station on Saturday June 9 in protest at a controversial Section 30
imposed on the town for the whole of the summer.
This will be at 12 noon outside the cop shop in Chatsworth Road,
Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1LY.
Anyone who cares about freedom, wherever they live, is invited to
attend as this could be a worrying sign of things to come for the
A new Worthing Freedom Campaign has been set up after the issue was
highlighted by The Porkbolter, the town's long-running radical
On its blog it condemns what it calls "an outrageous attack on our
freedom launched by Sussex Police in collaboration with Worthing
It says: "They have imposed on us the type of draconian legislation
that would normally be deployed by a dictatorship trying to put down a
"The sinister Section 30 Dispersal Order came into place on Friday
June 1 and will last the whole summer, until August 31. It means
police have the power to “disperse” groups of two or more people -
even if you have done nothing wrong! The cops just have to claim it is
“likely” your presence may upset someone - this gives free rein to the
worst kind of police bullying and intimidation.
"And the order includes a 9pm curfew for anyone under 16, whom the
police can take home if they find them out without their parents. If
you ignore the order - no matter how unfair it is - you can be jailed
for three months or fined £2,500.
"No justification for this nazi-style approach to policing has been
"The police have said it is about protecting businesses and the
council say it is about ‘the Jubilee and Olympic festivities’. This is
not good enough!
"We don’t need this fascist law in Worthing. This is a town not a
"We are all innocent unless proven guilty - if someone commits a
crime, then the police can prosecute them.
"Join us in our call for this disgraceful and unnecessary police-state
order to be withdrawn immediately!"
More details can be found at http://worthingfreedom.blogspot.co.uk/
and at http://www.eco-action.org/porkbolter/hogblog.html
Worthing Freedom Campaign
- Homepage: http://worthingfreedom.blogspot.co.uk/ "
One person's democracy is another person's Police State,
where rights are replaced by concessions.
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