There will be a peaceful demonstration in support of Gary McKinnon, at the Home Office in Marsham Street, London, this coming Tuesday 2nd September 2008, at 4pm.
4pm, Tuesday 2nd September 2008
Home Office main entrance, Peel Building (between the defensive / ornamental moats ponds) , Marsham Street, Westminster, London - see this location map
Nearest Tube stations:
Westminster or St. James Park - see the Transport for London website for journey planning details.
London Bus Route 88 Clapham Common - Vauxhall - Westminster - Oxford Circus - Camden Town, stops directly outside the Home Office main entrance in Marsham Street, supposedly every 7 or 8 minutes.
We will pass on your messages to the demonstration organisers, or try to answer your queries ourselves.
Serious Organised Crime Act 2005 section 132 - 138 Designated Area
Many people in the UK and the rest of the world might be surprised at the extent of the restrictions on the fundamental human rights of free speech, freedom of assembly and freedom to protest politically, which have been imposed in an excessively large Designated Area around the Houses of Parliament in central London.
The Home Office in Marsham Street is, sneakily, just within this Designated Area around Parliament Square, covered by sections 132 to 138 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005.
This controversial legislation, may well be repealed, sometime next year, but it is still the law right now: