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Daily Mail perverts Occupy London rape case to damn all protestors

by | 26th, April 2013

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MALCOLM Blackman, 45, is accused of raping a woman in her 40s at the Occupy London Stock Exchange champ outside St Paul’s Cathedral. The alleged victim who gets to remain anonymous was allegedly attacked in her tent on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral. She further alleges that Blackman tied her hands behind her back with cable ties and on another occasion assaulted her in her sleep.

She told the court:

“He was part of a group calling themselves Anonymous UK. He was a welcoming sort of character, people turned to him and said what do we do about this, he seemed to be a leader sort of person.”

She said she did not tell anyone at the time because:

“I didn’t know what to do or who to talk to. I didn’t know if it was just me being naive and not being experienced in relationships.”

Mr Blackman denies two counts of rapes.

So much for the facts to date. Justice will run its course. But in the Daily Mail’s hands an alleged rape becomes a means to attack the entire protest. Louise Eccles tells us that the protestors lived in a “Squalid tent city “.

Really? Because Peter Hitchens told Mail readers the protst site was “a little too neat and tidy” . There were lots of nice but rather silly people”.  And :

But it is not actually squalid…

A neat line of portable lavatories is available from dusk onwards, and the campers are plainly trying to keep the area tidy. One, rather unskilfully, as if he has never seen a broom before, sweeps litter from the cathedral steps.

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The Mail also told us of the middle-class protest “:

Scores of people who camped at the entrance to St Paul’s Cathedral were happy to queue for global chain Starbucks’ toilets and coffee this weekend.

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