Parliament Square, London. Sat 20 Dec 2014
The Greater London Authority had put fences around the square with notices threatening arrest for anyone going on the area inside. This time they had
given up the pretence that there was any work being carried out on the grass or pavements. They were simply denying access to people who wanted to
engage in peaceful discussion about democracy - and of course to everyone else who might want to be on what is normally a public square.
'Are you happy with things the way they are #occupydemocracy'. Harrassing Occupy Democracy has cost around
£250,000 of public money. Hard to imagine anyone thinks that well spent.
The protesters put up the 'Real Democracy Now! banner'
The police talked with protesters; relations remained friendly while I was there
Green Party Deputy Leader is introduced as the first speaker
People listen intently as he speaks
A yellow umbrella for Democracy
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