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Police: Protests — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:00 pm on 21st April 2009.

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Photo of Lord West of Spithead Lord West of Spithead Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Security and Counter-terrorism), Home Office, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Security and Counter-terrorism) 3:00 pm, 21st April 2009

My Lords, the Metropolitan Police Service will of course be looking at any action that breaks the law, so if there is an issue about proscription, that will be covered. Again, the police handled that demonstration extremely well. That shows that the rules about demonstrating around Parliament need to be changed; we intend to do just that.

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Joe Heaven
Posted on 22 Apr 2009 4:05 pm (Report this annotation)

Actually, if you mread the news and look at the evidence it would appear that this was extremely badly managed and the Police behaved abysmally. It would be nice if your kind had more of a shop floor approach and actually checked what WAS happening on the ground rather than relying on your obviously dubious sources.