Police want to hear from animal protestors

POLICE are requesting organisers of an animal rights protest in Ledbury to contact them in the interests of the safety of the public and protestors alike.

Police have recently become aware of the protest, which is being promoted to take place in Ledbury on Saturday, September 6.

But despite making a number of enquiries, they have been unable to identify the organisers behind the protest.

Chief Inspector Shane Hancock said, "It's normal, when any public protest is being planned, for the organisers to contact police; indeed there's a legal responsibility for written advance notice to be given in most cases.

"This is so that discussions can take place on a number of matters and, most importantly, so that the police can facilitate a lawful and peaceful protest. Organisers also have certain responsibilities with regard to the health and safety of those attending and the police are able to advise on this.

"It's disappointing that on this occasion the organisers seemed to have distanced themselves from their responsibilities. I would urge them to contact me in the interests of all those who may attend on the day. Without such contact, I can only make assumptions about their intentions and base any policing response on those assumptions."

Chief Inspector Hancock can be contacted on the usual West Mercia Constabulary number of 08457 444888.

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5:52pm Mon 18 Aug 08

Militant Antispeciesist says...

The reason there isn't any organisers is because the last person who put there name on the piece of paper (Sean Kirtley) got 4.5 years in prison for it.

He wasn't involved in any criminal acts (there weren't even any against the laboratory in question) and organised all protests with the police which is clearly now illegal. See Section 145 SOCPA "conspiracy to interfere with a contractual relationship as to harm an animal research organisation". AKA: Criminalise protests and criticism against vivisection.

Right my protest - MY ARSE!

Info: http://www.indymedia
.org.uk/en/2008/07/4
03672.html
The reason there isn't any organisers is because the last person who put there name on the piece of paper (Sean Kirtley) got 4.5 years in prison for it. He wasn't involved in any criminal acts (there weren't even any against the laboratory in question) and organised all protests with the police which is clearly now illegal. See Section 145 SOCPA "conspiracy to interfere with a contractual relationship as to harm an animal research organisation". AKA: Criminalise protests and criticism against vivisection. Right my protest - MY ARSE! Info: http://www.indymedia .org.uk/en/2008/07/4 03672.html Militant Antispeciesist
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9:46am Wed 20 Aug 08

watcher2 says...

AREs are simply lawless thugs; the chances are that they haven't contacted the Police because what they're planning to do is illegal. Kirtley should have 10 years, as should all the blackmailing terrorists who call themselves "actiists".
But I agree with the reference to a particular part of your anatomy...you're talking out of it, as ususal.
AREs are simply lawless thugs; the chances are that they haven't contacted the Police because what they're planning to do is illegal. Kirtley should have 10 years, as should all the blackmailing terrorists who call themselves "actiists". But I agree with the reference to a particular part of your anatomy...you're talking out of it, as ususal. watcher2
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11:04am Wed 20 Aug 08

Militant Antispeciesist says...

So activists who protest are blackmailing terrorists? What an insane reality you live in!

Is this coming from a fascist cop fantasying over his pipe dream again?

As for your first sentence, I can't make it out (and I don't think anyone else can either). You just wrote "ARE are" at the start, so it makes no sense...it references nout.
So activists who protest are blackmailing terrorists? What an insane reality you live in! Is this coming from a fascist cop fantasying over his pipe dream again? As for your first sentence, I can't make it out (and I don't think anyone else can either). You just wrote "ARE are" at the start, so it makes no sense...it references nout. Militant Antispeciesist
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11:05am Wed 20 Aug 08

Militant Antispeciesist says...

Oh yeh, for anyone interested, here is the website for the event:

www.smashsequani.wor
dpress.com
Oh yeh, for anyone interested, here is the website for the event: www.smashsequani.wor dpress.com Militant Antispeciesist
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11:57am Wed 20 Aug 08

watcher2 says...

"Animal Rights Extremists are".....is what was written. Sorry, hadn't appreciated your intellectual difficulties.
I think the name of the website says it all really "smashsequani"; smacks of violence, doesn't it? My reality doesn't include grave robbery, defamation, blackmail (remember the Averys have just pleaded guilty to this) or attempted murder. I think I know whose reality I'd rather be in...but please enjoy yours whilst you await the inevitability of jail.
"Animal Rights Extremists are".....is what was written. Sorry, hadn't appreciated your intellectual difficulties. I think the name of the website says it all really "smashsequani"; smacks of violence, doesn't it? My reality doesn't include grave robbery, defamation, blackmail (remember the Averys have just pleaded guilty to this) or attempted murder. I think I know whose reality I'd rather be in...but please enjoy yours whilst you await the inevitability of jail. watcher2
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7:33pm Wed 20 Aug 08

CatC says...

"smashsequani"; smacks of violence, doesn't it? My reality doesn't include grave robbery, defamation, blackmail...or attempted murder"

Maybe not but apparently it does include the ruthless systematic exploitation, enslavement, torture and killing of billions of sentient individuals.

How do You justify that?
"smashsequani"; smacks of violence, doesn't it? My reality doesn't include grave robbery, defamation, blackmail...or attempted murder" Maybe not but apparently it does include the ruthless systematic exploitation, enslavement, torture and killing of billions of sentient individuals. How do You justify that? CatC
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8:54am Thu 21 Aug 08

watcher2 says...

"Mabe not.....How do You justify that?"
I don't, and none of that is any part of my reality. The difference between us is that you and yours seem to think that your beliefs (however bizarre and misguided they may be) allow you to intimidate and terrorise people.
As I said, play in your little tiny make believe world and wait for the jail sentences.
The rest of us will do the job you say you are trying to do, but legally.
"Mabe not.....How do You justify that?" I don't, and none of that is any part of my reality. The difference between us is that you and yours seem to think that your beliefs (however bizarre and misguided they may be) allow you to intimidate and terrorise people. As I said, play in your little tiny make believe world and wait for the jail sentences. The rest of us will do the job you say you are trying to do, but legally. watcher2
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2:26am Sun 24 Aug 08

RuthyGORE says...

'us'
??
Don't speak as if you represent the majority view of society here. And it's those skewed, half-arsed, crime-inventing accusations of 'terrorism' which bring us to a situation where the human rights of AR activists are and have been infringed under the 2000 terrorism act. Sometimes including peaceful protest.
Yep, quite right, 'Right to protest? My arse.'
'us' ?? Don't speak as if you represent the majority view of society here. And it's those skewed, half-arsed, crime-inventing accusations of 'terrorism' which bring us to a situation where the human rights of AR activists are and have been infringed under the 2000 terrorism act. Sometimes including peaceful protest. Yep, quite right, 'Right to protest? My arse.' RuthyGORE
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