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Climate campaigners slam cops for putting price on protest

Issue No. 2440

The Peoples Climate March last year

The People's Climate March last year (Pic: Guy Smallman)

Cops in London are demanding climate change protesters fork out thousands of pounds for private security on a march next month.

The Campaign Against Climate Change (CACC) has called a demonstration on Saturday 7 March saying it is Time To Act on climate change.

The Metropolitan Police have agreed a route for the demo—but said it won’t close roads. Westminster council demands organisers come up with a “traffic management plan” for the march to go ahead.

Campaigners slammed the moves, which make protesting far more expensive, as an attack on their democratic rights.

Ken Montague, CACC trade union group secretary, told Socialist Worker, “This is an outrageous infringement of the right to demonstrate which affects all of us, whatever the issue. We should bombard the Metropolitan Police and the government with protests and join the 7 March demo on mass.”

The march is going ahead. CACC has called on supporters to volunteer as stewards.

Time To Act national demo, Saturday 7 March
Assemble 12.30pm Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A

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