Sun, 10 Jun 2007

Slipping in Downing Street

A couple managed to wander in Downing Street, via the Cabinet Office building and got arrested. Downing Street is one of the sites newly designated under Section 128 (offence of trespassing on designated site) of SOCPA. The couple was let in, mistakenly by a security guard, and there are apparently no signs around Downing Street warning of trespass. Read more at Parliament Protest.

As mentioned earlier, the Palace of Westminster and Portcullis House are among the other sites newly designated under Section 128 of SOCPA. Since the beginning of the month, attending an event in a Committee Room or meeting your MP in Portcullis House can land in you in jail for up to 51 weeks. Signs have now been put up around (part of) the perimeter.

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