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Olympic ASBOs are more Beijing than London

by | 20th, April 2012

LONDON is geting clean for the world’s eyes in this Olympics Year. First they tear down the Occupy London Stock Exchange tents, thus giving the tourists and TV cameras a nice view of St Paul’s Cathedral. Better were the rest of the human world to see genuine protest and democracy in action. It’s getting to be like China:

Beijing’s Olympic chief has ordered a social cleansing operation to clear the city of beggars, hawkers and prostitutes before the start of the event in August. The planned relocation of “problem” residents and businesses is aimed at creating a salubrious image of the Chinese capital in time for the arrival of an estimated half a million tourists, athletes and journalists – Guardian,Wednesday 23 January 2008

Compare that to this:

Last week, a 29-year-old member of a populist protest movement was the first person to be served with a pre-emptive ban, which concerns the upcoming Olympic Games and other national events. The man, Simon Moore, is a

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