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Assault on free speech

Issue No. 1983

Protesters arrested for defying the ban on demonstrations within one kilometre of parliament were in court this week. Police arrested Aquil Shaer, Maria Gallastegui, Stephen Blum and Alwyn Simpson on 1 August last year, the day the ban came into effect.

Peace campaigner Maya Evans was convicted of taking part in a protest in Whitehall last year.

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Sat 14 Jan 2006, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1983
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