Cartoon Protests - is there a two tier justice system? Watch

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A man arrested after a protest march in London over cartoons of the prophet Muhammad has been fined for failing to notify police about the demo.

Former UK head of radical Islamic group al-Muhajiroun Anjem Choudary, 39, was found guilty of holding an unauthorised public demonstration.

Choudary, of Ilford, Essex, was charged after the rally outside the Danish embassy in February.

He was fined £500 and told to pay £300 in costs by Bow Street magistrates.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/5148364.stm

Is there one rule for muslim protesters waving obviously racially imflammatory banners which ends up for one getting fined, not even for the incitement to hatred, but because of a technicality...and another for others who protest by reading out a list of names and gets hauled away by police? Or for the guy who pulled up in the van in front of the protest and said 'what the **** do you think you're doing' and gets pulled out of his van, handcuffed and taken away?
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sometimes its all the police can do to pin a lesser conviction on a lawbreaker. i think al capone was only arrested for tax evasion
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It looks like the government are finding out backdoor ways to stop people protesting. Of course they can't ban them altogether, but they are trying to be as restrictive as possible. What with all of us naughty citizens disagreeing with His Tonyness' screw-ups and wars and other things we're supposed to forget quickly, it's no wonder he's kind enough to remove these sort of deluded hooligans off our streets. Come on guys, it's not as if this is a free country where the government is supposed to actually listen to people!

(Actually, in Medeval times you could be hanged just for sending a petition to the king, but in those days armed uprising was the only option)
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(Original post by siwi)
It looks like the government are finding out backdoor ways to stop people protesting. Of course they can't ban them altogether, but they are trying to be as restrictive as possible. What with all of us naughty citizens disagreeing with His Tonyness' screw-ups and wars and other things we're supposed to forget quickly, it's no wonder he's kind enough to remove these sort of deluded hooligans off our streets. Come on guys, it's not as if this is a free country where the government is supposed to actually listen to people!

(Actually, in Medeval times you could be hanged just for sending a petition to the king, but in those days armed uprising was the only option)
You're aware that the government is accountable at election time, and you can protest on most issues wherever you want to?
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You're aware that the government is accountable at election time, and you can protest on most issues wherever you want to?
Yes, but they get straight back to their own agenda after that. And nowerdays you have to have a Police escort, barriers to 'protect' people who want to ignore you, etc. Protesting seems rather innefective these days, not like the anti-apartaid or civil rights demonstrations of the past.
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Taking pictures of them was practically pointless as most of them coverd their faces, the police should have arrested them on the day.
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There are better ways of protesting than picketing in Trafalgar Square.
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You're aware that the government is accountable at election time, and you can protest on most issues wherever you want to?
Nonsense.
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