Olympic ASBO judgement.Tagged as:
Monday 18th June 2012.
This morning at Westminster Magistrates Court, District Judge Purdy delivered his judgement on the case of the ASBO sought by the 'Commissioner of police for the metropolis' to prohibit various activities with the stated reason being the prevention of 'conduct leading to the disruption of the Olympic Games events 2012'. The full text of his judgement can be seen below.
DJ Purdy decided to authorise the ASBO. He made some minor adjustments to prohibitions 1,2,4 + 5. He removed prohibition 3 relating to trespassing on land or buildings with camping equipment. The full text of the amended ASBO (the final order) can be seen below.
Outside the court I issued the following statement to the press:
''The effect of this ASBO is to criminalise peaceful protest. There are legitimate issues for concern around the Olympics such as the destruction of Leyton Marsh in East London for a temporary basketball training facility and the ethics and human rights records of corporate sponsors for the games. These punitive and coercive measures will not stop us from peacefully protesting or from doing what is right.''
I stand by my position that I will continue to do what I think is just even if that means having to live in prison.
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