Last edited: February 14, 2005

Candlelit Protest At Westminster

100 Protestors Demand Repeal of Antiquated Antigay Laws

A hundred demonstrators gathered outside the Palace of Westminster at 7 p.m. on 23rd February, to protest at the prosecution of the 'Bolton 7' for consensual sex in the privacy of their own homes.

This prosecution, authorised personally by Dame Barbara Mills, head of the Crown Prosecution Service, has been estimated to have wasted half a million pounds of public money.

After the peaceful demonstration, about 60 protestors crammed into a small room inside the Palace, where Angela Mason of Stonewall introduced several speakers:

Dr. Evan Harris, MP, (Lib. Dem.);

Terry Connell and Craig Turner
(two of the defendants), who acknowledged the enormous efforts of Alan Horsfall and Ray Gosling at the 'Bolton 7 Defence Campaign' in Manchester;

and Peter Tatchell
who exposed the abysmal record of over 30 MP's who refused even to discuss the case, including two of the three Labour MP's for Bolton.

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