Park Peppered With Sergeants As 'Terror' Hits Islington
1st May 2000 / Squall Download 4 May-June 2000, pg. 8.
An eclectic mix of activists including Bruce Kent, Mark Tomas, Billy Bragg, Rob Newman, Joe Bod and a multitude of others gathered at Highbury Fields in London on April 30 to register their protest against the upcoming Terrorism Bill.
Encouraged to represent the wide diversity of people who may be included in the new definitions of terrorism contained in the Bill, activists dressed up for a photo-call reminiscent of the Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. The gathering took place on a weekend of profuse anti-capitalist activity which has seen a weekend conference, numerous actions, musical events and preparations for the big Guerilla Gardening action on May 1.
Police have swarmed every one of the events thus far and expended a lot of film. Activists gathered at Highbury fields chanted "We all live in a failed democracy" to the tune of Yellow Submarine before dispersing to prepare for Mayday's naughty culture event.
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