Posts Tagged ‘Charlie Veitch’

Charlie Veitch discussing his arrest

May 2, 2011

In a pre-crime arrest, Charlie Veitch was one of many dissidents arrested in the run-up to the Royal Wedding.

In true Orwellian tradition, these arrests were carried out in the name of democracy.

Just in case the message had not got through that dissent would not be tolerated, facebook political groups were deleted!

Preemptive arrests
Political policing of dissent

G20 Toronto — Charlie Veitch Arrested and Luke Rudkowski Denied Entry

May 1, 2011

Arrested in Canada for failing to identify oneself.

Royal Wedding Purge 2011: Charlie Veitch Arrest

May 1, 2011

Charlie Veitch was one of those arrested in a pre-crime arrest the day before the Royal Wedding. He was then ‘disappeared’, no one knew where he was being held, to then be released after the wedding.

This is the first time I have seen police wearing CCTV. I have in the past seen CCTV mounted on a helmet.

Note the mention of the UK Uncut Fortnum and Mason action from a couple of weeks earlier.

It can be no coincidence that 50 or more political pages on facebook relating to cuts were removed.

This is political policing. Expect more as the cuts begin to bite.

This is Cambridge, England. Welcome to the New World Order.

Preemptive arrests
Democracy in the UK?

Preemptive arrests

April 29, 2011
Police detain a woman in Oxford Street dressed as a zombie

Police detain a woman in Oxford Street dressed as a zombie

In the run-up to the Royal Wedding there has been preemptive arrests of people. You might do something therefore we better arrest you.

Royal wedding: police use section 60 to deter anarchists
Political policing in Britain ahead of the Big Day

Others have been excluded from London for the day.

For weeks, senior police officers have been boasting that anyone planning to voice dissent at the Royal Wedding will be treated as a criminal with sinister warnings that officers have been ordered to “shoot-to-kill” and the Queen’s Guard empowered to impale any threat with their bayonets. With the memories of Jean Charles de Menezes and Iain Tomlinson still fresh, such warnings sound more than a little ominous.

Wedding party-poopers warned off
We can protect William and Kate on their big day

If nothing else, this explains why UK Uncut put a message out on twitter saying they had no action planned for the day. At the time I was puzzled.

A couple of bizarre stories have surfaced recently claiming UK Uncut is planning to disrupt the Royal Wedding. This is not the case.

UK Uncut has nothing to do with any plans to protest at the wedding. All actions are announced publicly on our website.

As Laurie Pennie said on twitter:

Police have been building for this all week, saying they’ll pre-arrest people who are planning to disrupt the royal wedding. But noone is!

One such person arrested was Charlie Veitch, who was arrested in Cambridge on Thursday. From the number of police involved anyone would think this was a leading mafiosa being arrested, a terrorist plot maybe.

Charlie Veitch Arrested In Pre-Crime Raid Prior to Royal Wedding
Man arrested in Cambridge for royal wedding protest plan

No one seems to know where Charlie is being held, not even his lawyer.

The police circulated rumours that on the day anarchists would carry out dastardly acts. Rumours the complicit and compliant mainstream press regurgitated as fact.

On the day itself, a woman was arrested in Oxford Street in London for dressing as a zombie. Her ‘crime’, wearing a t-shirt saying ‘marry me instead’.

And do not even think of singing in Soho Square ‘We all live in a fascist regime’, to the tune of ‘We all live in a Yellow Submarine’ as the plain clothes police will swoop and bundle you away.

Royal wedding: police criticised for pre-emptive strikes against protesters

Imagine the outcry if this was happening in Egypt, Libya or Syria.

It all seems to be part of a coordinated clampdown on political dissent. The cops busting a squat in Bristol in a manner more typical of a major drugs bust. Last weekend I was held in a police kettle in Brighton. The reason I was held was that I had in my hand a leaflet explaining what were your rights if held by the police!

Kettled in Brighton

Is it mere coincidence that 50 facebook accounts that could be deemed political were shut down today? Contrary to what most people think, facebook is not a neutral platform.

Over 50 political accounts deleted in Facebook purge
Facebook forced to respond to our campaign for restoration of accounts
Facebook accused of removing activists’ pages
Disruption Talk

We now living in George Orwell’s Ninteen Eighty-four