Meanwhile Shami Chakrabarti
of Liberty http://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/ in the Guardian says ' while proud to represent Liberty holding the flag in such incredible human rights company, my lack of personal sacrifice was rarely far from my thoughts.'http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jul/29/london-2012-danny-boyle-opening-ceremony . Good then, but she was carrying the flag of LIBERTY while 182 cyclists were being kettled. This went on all night, where protestors were beaten and arrested for their right to use the roads. What sort of Wholesale assault on Human Rights is that? A lot of blatant hypocricy coming out of Liberty's mouths. Does Liberty officially support the Olympics or something, and perhaps too, the nations that are taking place that it usually strongly condemns? Scotland Yard has said it respected that people had a right to protest, but said officers must stop protestors who disrupted guests from trying to reach the Olympic Park. Protecting corporate interests again, perhaps, business as usual. All hail the free Olympics.
The authorities response to me, contradicts the idea that the games would encourage people to participate in sport or that these are the greenest games ever. How ironic that cyclists featured so heavily in the actual opening ceremony too, while in the real world, counterparts were being arrested nearby.
Justice for the Critical Mass 182 Petition
They were fully in their rights to take to the streets as they always have
Here is a link to a petition set up to defend those arrested and kettled
help stand for a police and legal system we can believe in.
please sign and share.