ref date:10 Oct 2002 (cd)
Breach of WHOS peace?
This age old catch-all 'crime' has been used by governments based in London,
and even by the Scottish executive these days to have people charged by the
police for doing nothing more than waving banners outside nuclear Trident sites
in Western Scotland or demonstrating in Trafalgar square in London.
The right of the individual to peacefully demonstrate their opposition to
ANY government or local authority policy needs to be upheld as a necessary component of a democracy.
Unfortunately, quite often, the breach of the peace detainees are simply those, young and old, rich or poor who disagree with policy. They are not violent or destructive, even if they are vocal.
The European LAW on human rights, section 7, makes breach of the peace arrests
VERY questionable because NO crime has been committed.