Video & pics from anti-tabloid flashmob today


3:38 pm - May 4th 2010

by Sunny Hundal    


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Today we held an impromptu flashmob in central London, on Parliament Square, to take a little stand against right-wing press smears.

Update: ITN News did a short piece on the flashmob too!

Here’s another video (with me looking very shabby and unshaved early on)

Thanks to John Innit for the video. Also at @johninnit

Here are some pictures I took. Thanks to all the people who turned up!
(don’t worry, the newspapers were recycled).

A picture by Paul Hilder:

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Reader comments


Nice piece – shame there wasn’t a quick statement / interview with one of the protesters.

Isn’t it technically illegal to protest at parliament square without prior authorisation?

Thanks Sunny for capturing my mad sword skills on camera!

@2 Yes, it is technically illegal. However if it is a ‘spontaneous’ event (we’ll overlook the days of pre-planning on facebook), there’s not much they can do about it. Sparring aside, it was a hugely civilised affair.


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