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The war on Fancy Dress [Nov. 7th, 2008|04:39 pm]
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That's right, half a dozen pretend police and a couple of proper coppers (who apparently know neither the law or even how to fill in the forms) are required to stop, search and ticket a handful of people because they're wearing V/Guido masks on Guy Fawkes Day and walking dangerously close to Parliament...

..of course because they're wearing vaguely political masks it's deemed an unauthorised protest, wheras had they not been wearing masks and doing exactly the same thing (walking to parliament, taking pictures, no protesting, no placards, no disturbance of the peace or political activity) - they would have been unhindered like the gazillion toursists walking by, who are no less likely to be carrying bombs or be terrorists (in fact a quick glance at historic terrorists in the last 10 or 5 or 2 years shows they all looked a lot like tourists - normal, maybe rucksack... not wearing a guido fawkes mask)
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[User Picture]From: mwk
2008-11-08 09:06 am (UTC)

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Did you go down? It was rather amusing. While I didn't get a ticket (else they would have had to ticket every tourist that was there, and there were quite a few, although I wasn't a tourist, I went deliberately) they did hassle me a few times.