19 Sep 2010

Protesting the Pope - London

Along with thousands of others  I turned out on Saturday to march against the State Visit granted the Pope.


Here are some of the slogans and signs



As a woman marched down Piccadilly with a brave banner Raped at 6, Awaiting Justice at 28 two Catholics stood on the pavement with yellow and white papal flag, and cried 'shame'. To cheers, a marcher snatched their banner and galumphed away with it until another, incensed, forced him to give it up - and then she ran over, and handed it back.

It was a very British demo.

The procession stretched the length of Piccadilly. When the head of the march reached Downing Street, the tail was still in Trafalgar Square.

There were more than 10,000 marchers protesting the Pope - the largest demo ever, against any modern Pope, anywhere

I was so proud.

7 comments:

outside-jane said...

I'm proud of you!

Burgin Streetman said...

Fabulous!

Botogol said...

reflecting on this protest - this must have been the largest protest in this country against a church (any church) in the UK for hundreds of years (?)

That's quite something. I hope the organisers - and the Pope - will think about that.

Burgin Streetman said...

please write more. ;P

Burgin Streetman said...

BTW, I just saw your update on the Molember Road Residents Association site... I don't know why but the fact that your little slice of anarchy exists in the world gives me a huge thrill.

Botogol said...

scribbler, are you drunk?
more soon :-)

Burgin Streetman said...

when am I not drunk?