Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Around 600 chanting demonstrators had massed around the court in support of Mr Hayes. Roads were blockaded and dozens of police officers deployed to keep order...
A stand-off followed with several demonstrators staging a sit-down protest in front of police vehicles, refusing to let them pass. Several arrests were made and police dog-handlers called to the scene.
As he emerged from the court surrounded by his supporters, Mr Hayes said: 'The judges are breaking the law in their own courts. I asked him [Mr Peake] if he was serving under his oath of office.
'I asked three times for him to confirm this and he refused, so I civilly arrested the judge and I called upon some people in the court to assist me in this.
'[The protesters] were acting lawfully and the police should not have arrested them.'The BBC reponse, local only, seems remarkably muted. 600 ordinary people "rioting" and imprisoning a sitting judge is not exactly common (even the 300 counted by the BBC). By comparison when a student riot broke into a building housing the Conservative HQ it was first item on the broadcast and paper news for several days. OK these guys did not do damage but it is also clearly a more directed, direct and thought out challenge to the liars, thieves, and organlegging war criminals running this country
The BCG's main aim is a rallying call for 'lawful rebellion.' Leaflets handed out by the crowd said: 'We, the British People have a right to govern ourselves
This seems a very British legalistic sort of rebellion, but all the more effective for that. If 600 people had rioted in a traditional, rather scary, manner it would have been big news. I have to assume it isn't because those in charge don't know what to make of it. As somebody who has previously pointed out that there is a legal duty to bring mass murderers to justice when the judicial system is so corrupt that they won't I can't deny sympathy for this group.
Comments on the Mail article also seem fairly supportive.
The Liverpool Echo report is the most thorough.
The British Constitution Group website is here.