Oct 11th, 2013
Gagging law: London Gagged
By Robin Priestley
Florence Nightingale statue – Westminster, London
The morning after MPs voted through the controversial gagging law, London woke up to find that statues of several famous people had been gagged.
Newspapers published pictures of the stunt saying “London statues have been found gagged this morning after MP’s voted through controversial plans to restrict freedom of speech in the run up to elections.”
Nelson Mandela & Emmeline Pankhurst statues – Westminster, London
Along with the gagged statues, commuters headed into work to find all of the posters had been gagged. From Liverpool Street to Victoria, in Westminster, Old Street and more faces were silenced across London. The gags all featured the slogan “#gagginglaw” inviting people to find out more about the latest developments in the campaign.
From holding a massive public rally outside parliament, to writing to MPs and organising meetings in local constituencies the campaign has been going from strength to strength.
The fight against the controversial gagging law now moves to the House of Lords, who will hopefully throw it right back to MPs and demand they go back to the drawing board.
Watch this space for more…