Election Meltdown: May Day Protest

Hm! I’ve just heard there will be an Election Meltdown protest on 1st May, beginning again at 2pm at four different points and meeting at 2.30pm at Parliament Square. Apparently it’s being organised by the same group of coalitions involved in the G20 Meltdown protest, last April.

Here is their site, and the site where I spotted the news:

Mayday Election Meltdown @Meltdown.uk.net

Article @The Vast Minority blog

You can check the details yourselves. I think attendence might be necessary :D

A good Rousseau quote, taken from their site:

“The English people believes itself to be free; it is gravely mistaken; it is free only during election of members of parliament; as soon as the members are elected, the people is enslaved; it is nothing. In the brief moment of its freedom, the English people makes such a use of that freedom that it deserves to lose it.”

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau


~ by Wit on March 18, 2010.

3 Responses to “Election Meltdown: May Day Protest”

  1. Sweet! Have the best fucking May Day of your lives.

  2. :D

    It should be good, I was at the G20 last April, and that was fun for most of the day. It was very sunny, there were quite a few people with music systems and, except at the edges (where the polizei were), it was very friendly and peaceful. The police were shits though, and I do not doubt that they will be massively present at the May day protest. The police presence just wears you down, because it’s hard being angry for long periods of time. I didn’t go to the second day last year, but my friend did and he said it was SHIT, because there were much less people and the police were very antagonistic and all the fun was gone.

    We’ll see anyway. I’m sure a brief write up will be posted.


  3. […] My vote: amongst the GREAT UNHEARD! (No, not Cameron’s are entirely too often heard middle-classes.) The great unheard who refuse to participate in this sham, who refuse to pick amongst the pseudo-choices allowed them, who refuse to vote. I will, however, be protesting the farce and celebrating solidarity at the May Day Election Meltdown. […]

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