Above: Anti war protestor Brian Haw, last week in Parliament Sq.
Brian's display was reduced almost to nothing at about ">3am yesterday morning - but he is still there. Three of his supporters were arrested, and two are still in custody.
NOISY GATHERING IN SUPPORT OF BRIAN WEDNESDAY 11AM
There will be a 'noisy gathering' in support of Brian at 11am Wednesday 24 May 2006, to greet Tony Blair as he arrives for Prime Minister's questions.
Last Wednesday the police removed Brian's bell, which he has been regularly ringing out in lieu of the megaphone which is completely banned under SOCPA, because Tony Blair was driving into Parliament for Prime Minister's questions.
This will not be part of Brian's protest (he is only allowed to have 19 supporters with him at any one time), but will be in solidarity with him. There will be some risk of arrest. More info
Bring bells and whistles...
The group of supporters who were staying with Brian had most of their belongings taken away by the police. If you can help out with any of the following items, please take them down to the Square:
• sleeping bags and blankets
• Nokia phone charger
• car battery and 12v lead with crocodile clips and waterproof box to hold it
• Parliament Square Peace Campaign for supporters of Brian Haw and the right to protest: www.parliament-square.org.uk
• Also see daily updates at indymedia
•'The right to protest: who cares to care? Brian Haw last week: more pictures & text by schmoo