Notts Uncut ArrestsTagged as: cuts repression
Statement of Defiance
Three people were arrested today whilst taking part in Notts Uncut action outside Topshop. The first arrest was for "refusing to comply with section 14". The woman concerned had been asked to move 20 yards away from the front of the shop. She asked the officer how far that was in metres or where he wanted her to move to (being of a generation which was taught metric) and was promptly arrested. Her disabled husband was arrested shortly afterwards for the same offence and manhandled violently into the back of a police van.
Another protester was arrested in the police station reception later that day for the heinous crime of asking when one of the protesters arrested previously was going to be released.
Notts Uncut believes this to be yet another example of the political policing increasingly being used to stifle peaceful protest. We can only be encouraged by this behaviour as the over-reaction of the "powers that be" only goes to show that we are making an impact.
We will not be intimidated into silence.
We will not be bullied into submission.
To quote a valued member of Notts Uncut "We're here; we're Notts Uncut; and we're still not going shopping"
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