Gearing Up for the Summer Olympics

The next summer Olympics will be held in London.  They are already gearing up for the games by emulating the Chinese:

“Little-noticed measures passed by the Government will allow officers and Olympics officials to enter homes and shops near official venues to confiscate any protest material.

But the law has been drawn so widely that it also includes ‘non-commercial material’ – which could extend its reach to include legitimate campaign literature.”

There are people who are concerned about this law and the implications it has for civil liberties.  Scotland Yard has said they do not intend to take down protest posters,  and the government says it will not use those powers.If that’s true, then why make the law in the first place?  Repeal it if it’s not going to be used.

Don’t believe them?  Neither do the folks in London.

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