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Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Potential Bovver


Some large London firms are sending out Email warnings to their staff aout April 1st


From: xxxxxxxxx
Sent: 23 March 2009 21:23
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: G20 Summit - Potential Bovver

All,

We have been informed that there will be organised protests in central London next Wednesday 1st April against the G20 economic summit. The action may also continue during the summit on 2nd April.
A high police presence will mean much of central London will be closed off to prevent protesters from reaching the City and Bank’s offices – their principal targets.
As there may therefore be some ‘spillage’ into xxxxxx, it is appropriate that we consider some simple precautionary measures to take ourselves on 1st April (and possibly 2nd April too):

- Try to avoid the need to traverse central London by foot or taxi
- Try to discourage any need for clients or suppliers to visit the office on those days
- Avoid wearing a suit / tie or blatantly displaying business equipment (laptops, mobiles etc) when in town if at all possible
- Keep the shutters, doors and windows of the office closed throughout the day, and do not ‘buzz’ anyone in through the main door without first meeting them at the door and confirming the validity of their visit
- Avoid leaving any rubbish bags, bikes, or any other loose materials (bricks, knives etc) outside of the office perimeter.

Of course with sensitive policing (ahem..) it may all amount to nothing, but better to be prepared.

Finally, you may be aware that this Saturday 28th March sees the 2009 ‘Earth Hour’ – details at http://www.earthhour.org/about/
Unfortunately this otherwise entirely peaceful demonstration has G20 protestors threatening damage to any properties in London displaying lights between 8.30PM to 9.30PM on 28/3.
Again, please ensure if you are working in the office over the weekend that it is left secure, alarmed, and with any lights off so as to avoid unnecessary attention

(- please confirm with cleaners too).

Please let us know if you need further clarification.

Regards,



OH Update: Full timetable here

My favourite bit:

But Billy Bragg, the singer, who will perform at the rally outside the Bank of England, said: "The City of London has been playing fast and loose with people's pensions and the time for a light touch has passed.
"There will be a lot of people out there for whom this is the first opportunity to express their anger and look for another way of doing things. The anti-globalisation movement last time was doing it in the teeth of a boom. Now capitalism has foundered and people want an alternative to what we've had."

14 Comments:

Rab C. Nesbitt 24 March 2009 12:17  

Do you get the impression that the 'authorities' are itching for it to kick off?

Oldrightie 24 March 2009 12:21  

See my post here!
http://oldrightie.blogspot.com/2009/03/snotty-releases-recurring-dream-hes.html
I don't think they do want it to "kick off". It might seem too real for the dreamers who've fucked up so badly.

Goodnight Vienna 24 March 2009 12:38  

I don't think it's an over-reaction really - it depends how close the office is to the demo but I have to say that email does sound namby-pamby.

They're flying in from all over the place and it's spread over three days. There's more chit-chat atDigital Spy.

It looks like it's going to be huge and there'll always be brick-throwers (and European brick-throwers always seem so much more violent than our own). Frankly, it beggars belief that they're flying in from abroad; I hope they're going to offset their carbon footprints.

JD 24 March 2009 12:39  

I will be turning on every light and electrical appliance I have during 'earth hour' to celebrate the wonders of technology and the liberation it brings. JD.

Anonymous,  24 March 2009 12:47  

"Frankly, it beggars belief that they're flying in from abroad; I hope they're going to offset their carbon footprints."

HAHAHAHAHAA !!!!

That just made me spit my tea...

Actually, I think you'll find that they don't have to 'offset their carbon footprints' at all. Why ? Well, because they are Righteous. And as we all know, with the Righteous its *always* a case do what I say, not what I do...

Just like that weapons-grade cunt Johnny Porridge.

Anonymous,  24 March 2009 13:13  

Oh goody. The annual police vs. oiks spring derby is all set.

*popcorn*

state ops,  24 March 2009 13:51  

If Billy No Mates is involved you can be certain it is a Labour set up, he is their number one stooge!

This will be an early ringleader targeting excercise for the security services.

Keep well away from the trouble makers, they will undoubtably be state.

Old Holborn 24 March 2009 14:45  

Billy Bragg must have lost a few quid from his BBC pension

Poor dear.

I'd happily just turn up to rub HIM down with a fucking housebrick

The Economic Voice 24 March 2009 15:36  

"Avoid wearing a suit / tie or blatantly displaying business equipment (laptops, mobiles etc) when in town if at all possible"

No, wear a mask and join in.

aproposofwhat 24 March 2009 16:12  

I'll be protesting, and wearing a suit and tie.

Any SWP / Islamist / swampy types who try to have a go at me will be kicked to oblivion - I'll protest alongside them, even if I hate their views, as these Neues Arbeit Hoons and their banker friends have fucked the country for generations to come.

Anonymous,  24 March 2009 16:33  

"There will be a lot of people out there for whom this is the first opportunity to express their anger and look for another way of doing things... Now capitalism has foundered and people want an alternative to what we've had."

I feel sick; seems like the whole event will be completely dominated by Socialist Worker types, who will set the agenda and speak for the crowd. I wouldn't stand beside them lest I be counted as one of them. I suppose this is being done deliberately to discourage attendance. Even the anti-government protests are being stage-managed by the political and media class.

Talking of the SWP, does their propaganda rag still have a hammer and sickle on it? If the BNP published a paper with swastikas on it, there would be national outcry, but the equally evil symbol of Communist dictatorship is just fine for some reason.

Anonymous,  24 March 2009 16:56  

Some ideas beyond SWP etc at New Sov are now being developed

Up the Rev!

Billy Bragg,  24 March 2009 19:11  

OH...
'I'd happily just turn up to rub HIM down with a fucking housebrick'

Thank you OH, I more than deserve it.
I was, I am, I always will be, a cunt!

Anonymous,  24 March 2009 23:17  

How about attending the bike protest in Westminster the night before as a bit of an appetiser

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