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Petition calling for the dropping of charges of aggravated tresspass against Ukuncut members

On March 26th 138 UKuncut activists were charged with aggravated tresspass after staging an entirely peaceful protest in Fortnum & Mason. At the very least this has huge significance for the future of peaceful direct action and at it's worst is political policing. UKuncut has played a prominent role in bringing corporate tax avoidance into mainstream political debate and has embarressed the government as well as the powerful corporations they've targeted. The arrest of UKuncut members is an attempt to associate them with the "violence" that occured and to vilify the group in the minds of the general public, and in so doing destroy the movement. These were, as all UKuncut actions have been, entirely peaceful. Please, please give this campaign your support.

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      • Penny Penny commented  · 

        We as a people need to protect our right to peaceful protest. What UK uncut are doing is vital for our "democracy". The UK uncut protestors were without doubt political prisoners.

      • kazkaz commented  · 

        Drop the charges

      • Penny Penny commented  · 

        We as a people need to protect our right to peaceful protest. What UK uncut are doing is vital for our "democracy". The UK uncut protestors were without doubt political prisoners.

      • Nathan WagstaffNathan Wagstaff commented  · 

        Condemning peaceful open protest will inevitably lead to more people covering their faces and destroying property. Apparently it's less risky...

      • Penny Penny commented  · 

        We as a people need to protect our right to peaceful protest. What UK uncut are doing is vital for our "democracy". The UK uncut protestors were without doubt political prisoners.

      • Rose Theresa SkillinRose Theresa Skillin commented  · 

        Defo! This is a direct attack on the people. The government are attacking countries in the Middle East - me thinks "White man" speak with forked tongue

      • Richard ChisnallRichard Chisnall commented  · 

        arresting them was out of order! the police lied (again)

      • libbylibby commented  · 

        these people did not cause any damage or harm to property or people they were peacefully protesting which is the right of any human being in this country so to charge them would be unlawful.

      • Angry Protester! Angry Protester! commented  · 

        It's outrageous that the Government, and the Met Police, are using these peaceful protesters as political pawns in their battle against the freedom of protest. They should be ashamed!!

      • Ruth MichaelsonRuth Michaelson commented  · 

        Targeting UKUncut in this way allows the government to distract from why such enormous numbers of people felt the need to protest in the first place: disgraceful.

      • Sam NightingaleSam Nightingale commented  · 

        This was a valid protest by UK uncut and I feel its very important that we support our right for enacting democracy in this way. The police and the government is looking to scapegoat and 'dirty' the name of important direct action groups like UK Uncut. Lets try to stop them.

      • AndrewAndrew commented  · 

        Arresting and charging the peaceful people whilst letting their own provocateurs off scot free. I hate the police...

      • Andy LoynesAndy Loynes commented  · 

        Once we stifle peaceful dissent we are lost as a democracy

      • Sean HurlSean Hurl commented  · 

        These charges are the latest response to a Government that had lost the argument in terms of unpaid and avoided tax.

      • David Joseph SmithDavid Joseph Smith commented  · 

        Corporatism, fascism, militarisation, private goon squads, criminalisation of protest, regression to the Victorian Poor Law... where does this road lead? Labour camps? The need for mutual aid societies? The present regime can see no further than the bank balance. I'm 100% behind this petition.

      • john lakeyjohn lakey commented  · 

        these people should not have to pay the price of bad policing..

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