On the 20th April 2010 the First Minister (Peter Robinson) and Deputy First Minister (Martin McGuinness) published draft legislation in the form of the “Draft Public Assemblies, Parades and Protests Bill”. If the Bill becomes law, ALL gatherings involving 50 or more people, and which take place in any “public space” will be required to give 37 days prior notice. This groups is opposed to this draft legislation.
PUBLIC LAUNCH OF CAMPAIGN
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Thursday, 13 May 2010
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Location: Holiday Inn
Street: Ormeau Avenue
If this Bill becomes law it will be one of the most draconian pieces of legislation in the whole of Europe in relation to the right to free assembly. It will affect the rights of every single person to organise themselves collectively as workers, trade unionists, community campaigners and political activists.
The meeting is designed to launch an independent, broad based coalition campaign of all interested groups and individuals to actively oppose the draft legislation from becoming law.