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Tuesday 18 November 2003 11.52am
Anyone know which roads are schedule to be closed ?
Tuesday 18 November 2003 4.07pm

Post edited (18 Nov 03 16:48)
Wednesday 19 November 2003 5.09pm
Extract from security update from MPS just issued to businesses in the City:

"The largest protest march yet is planned for 20 November, when at least 60,000 protesters are expected to march through London. The demonstration is planned to start in the Bloomsbury area at about 1200hrs with members assembling at Mallet St. The demonstration itself will start at 1400hrs when they will move to Russell Square, Southampton Row, going along Kingsway, round the Aldwych, Southbound over Waterloo Bridge, past Waterloo Station, down York Road, north over Westminster Bridge, along Whitehall and into Parliament Square, up to Trafalgar Square where it will finish at 1900hrs.

Due to the large numbers involved, the police anticipate that there will be a need to close not only the roads mentioned above, but also the areas north and south of the River Thames"

Thursday 20 November 2003 9.13am
i'm sure it will be carp for traffic tonight, but this morning was fantastic. going through central london it was almost totally empty- like the day of the triffids (without the triffids of course)

...if you press it, they will come.
Thursday 20 November 2003 12.25pm

I was out yesterday morning at the Critical Mass protest - 60 cyclists, 25 police. It was all very friendly and good natured.
Thursday 20 November 2003 12.59pm
but sounds like it was a bit underpoliced redbus. with less than one copper per (potentially lethal communist bomb-carrying) cyclist.....well, anything could have happened!!

glad to hear you got back safely

...if you press it, they will come.
Monday 24 November 2003 7.11pm
Ivanhow Martin - why do all of your comments end with "...Walking down the road"?!?!

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