The state heisted a large portion of Brian Haw's peace site during the raid because it's alright to invade and occupy Iraq on the basis of lies and fabrications, and it's alright to invade a one-man peace camp in the UK, but it's not alright for British subjects to camp peacefully outside the public face of Britain's Terrorist HQ and remind the public servants there-in that there are barbaric consequences with ever increasing half-lives to such choices, and that these choices still will not stand with the people of this country; that every action has an opposite and equal reaction.
Yet again the enforcers were once again busy masquerading behind the Serious Organised CRime And Policing Act (SOCRAP Act) that has, along with one or two other similar gems removed the right from everyone, barring Brian Haw for now, to appeal to the sense of reason that, really, we all know the Parliamentarians can't afford to have now, any more than they ever could in the past.
Mr Haw has been in the square since June 2001 and predates the non-retroactive legislation under which attempts have been repeatedly made to oust him.
As the removal of Mr Haw was one of the intended objectives of new legislation, and because Mr Haw is still there now, the government is having to resort to some of the subtler techniques that the dark ages of corporatism brings with it, namely the trusty old outnumber-'em-while-they-sleep dawn raid, complete with lots of state bootboys for the full terror effect.
The raid this morning was just one in a long line of Brian's encounters with state troopers. Luckily, there exists much photographic evidence of some of these encounters taken by people other than the Forward Intelligence Team so you can decide for yourself which of the characters in the photograph below looks like they're engaging in a heavy-handed Serious Organised CRime And Policing Act.... the man in the middle who possesses the conscience Tony Blair openly admitted he doesn't have, or the state maulers manhandling him?
Mr Haw's crime that led to this debacle? That heinous crime against humanity of being in possession of a bell.
Tim Ireland has enhanced the clarity of the photo a little.
The Antagonist is sure these lovely enforcers of the law are only doing it for the money and because that's what they've been told to do, but humanity has heard that excuse on one or two notable occasions in history prior to 2006. It didn't wash then and it certainly doesn't wash now, even under the new corporatism.
As the state commits ever greater crimes against humanity, both abroad and right here in the UK, the few defenders of our basic human rights and human freedoms who dare to stand against the increasing oppression of the dying beast are going to need all the popular support they can get.
Right now, it's Brian Haw that needs and deserves that support and Bloggerheads has issued an invitation to all to show solidarity with Brian Haw in a non-protest event in Parliament Square at 11am on Wednesday May 24th 2006 (tomorrow morning):
******* PLEASE REPEAT/BLOG THE FOLLOWING INVITATION ON YOUR WEBSITE *******You'll get to see Brian Haw's new state-designed minimalist pad and - who knows - you may even get to see that nice Mr Blair off the telly on his way in to 'work'.
You are invited to attend Parliament Square in solidarity with Brian Haw tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 11am ready for 11.30 (when Blair is due to drive past on his way to PMQs).
It is suggested that bells and whistles are used. Here's why. I am going to further suggest that, instead of being in Parliament Square (where police are sure to clamp down and round people up during this short period), you merely be in that general area with a *concealed* bell or whistle at the ready... and then let fly when Baby Blair's motorcade goes past.
And, if anybody gives you any stick, remind them that:
Expect to encounter all the usual bodies of state, all endeavouring to peer yet deeper into the Goldfish bowl of UK terror suspects and serious organised criminals who oppose the government's lies and mass murder as much as they do the government's decimation of public services, civil liberties and the last remnants of society in the UK.
The Antagonist can't help but wonder what might occur if the 2-3 million who turned up for the Stop War march prior to the invasion of Iraq all arrived in Parliament Square to show their solidarity with Mr Haw armed only with tents, supplies and an equally resilient level of resolve to that of Mr Haw.
But maybe that's a notion that is yet to be born.