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Section 14 and other little bits of legislation were enacted soon after the Sept 11 attacks.

Even tho it was obviously aimed at curbing terrorist attacks, critics even then complained it was so wide ranging that it would be too useful a catch all for the police to avoid a certain amount of "mission creep". There was even a period where even taking a photo as a tourist in London might find you subject ot arrest and detention, although the obvious abuse of power this represented caused certain necks to be wound back in.

But most of it is still there and ER fall foul of it.

The police exist, as they do in most countries, to protect the rich from the poor. The right to protest is only available when it is futile. If it looks like it might succeed, the state will act. Always

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Oct 18th, 2019 at 12:21:23 PM EST

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