'Sack Parliament' Occupation Literally Ended by Surrounding Cops
At 1pm on Monday October 9th, up to one hundred and fifty angry and concerned people converged on the Palace of Westminster, to sack parliament. The plan was to surround parliament and cause parliamentary activities to cease. MPs, Lords and civil servants would be prevented from re-opening Parliament.
As soon as protesters started to arrive, police quickly moved in stop and search everyone that was considered 'suspicious'. Many people were turned away from reaching Parliament Square, others were singled out by police units and preentd from joining the protests. See 2pm update when around 100 protesters were surrounded by police. An NUJ photogapher was hospitalised by police after being violently thrown into a kerb [3pm update | Photo ]
Eventually the remaining demonstrators were left out the police pen, after having been searched, photographed and identified. There are reports of several arrests, but there is no confirmation of numbers as yet.
A request to have the British government arrested for war crimes was made
Various groups and individuals had called out for events to happen on the day. The first of these was a Critical Mass meeting under Waterloo Bridge at midday. Later, an anti-authoritarian and anarchist block meeting in Parliament Square, which would be near to the Rehabilitation block and Party@Parliament both of which were prapared to offer support and advice to sacked parliamentarians. The right-wing media have also helpfully publicised the event, and helped to show just what the police think of protest in this day and age.
According to participants, "The rank incompetency of the cabinet, the government and parliament in their handling of both foreign and domestic policy cannot be ignored any longer. Take part! Stop them continuing their wars; we have only one option left: sack parliament."
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