Turn Your Back On Thatcher: the funeral protest that might be a Poznan
REBECCA Lush Blum has created the Facebook page Turn Your Back On Thatcher: police sanctioned protest about this grotesque state funded funeral.
You Turn If You Want To
Many people want to mark their opposition to Thatcher’s funeral, but do not want to risk arrest or being ‘kettled’ for hours. So I spoke to the Met police today to get permission for a mass back-turning protest along the route when the cortege passes. They said they see no problem with this as long as it remains peaceful.
So if you want to protest in a safe, peaceful and dignified way on Wednesday then please join us.
We’ll be turning our backs as her funeral procession passes, for the multitude of different reasons we all harbor. If many people turn their backs it will be a deeply symbolic act, and a counter to the all the revisionism and attempts to stifle dissent.
The protest will be at the beginning of the procession route at the Temple Bar end (where Fleet Street meets Chancery Lane), near the Royal Courts of Justice, This is far away from where the mourners will likely to be gathered near St Paul’s Cathedral. We will be allowed along the route in full view of the media.
We will show the world that Britain is not all united in grief. Come and make history.
PS – other Facebook events have been created for other protests, including back-turning, but as far as I know this is the only protest that the police have given permission for.
Good. Exercising your right to protest is right. Amid all the words about Thatcher being a star, the only flying the embalming fluid has been a bunch of people calling her a bitch or a witch and celebrating her death. This looks like meaningful protest. Not everyone was a Thatcher fan. Not everyone whom her politics failed is a ghoul.
Nimda At Wg writes on the page:
A friend has just suggested that if you cant get to London you should
**** TURN YOUR BACK ON THATCHER FUNERAL TV COVERAGE ***
make sure the channels cant say millions watched it on tv. They are trying to “sell” it as a UK event “we do so well” – talk about tacky tory exploitation and lack of taste.
Of course, a mass back turning can be sign of pure, undiluted joy. It’s a Poznan for Maggie:
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In Swansea, Wales!