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
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.