Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Polly Hoops and Black Rod.
A lot of things will change in London between now and the Olympics. We can expect a security lock down of course but also a general sanitization, sterilisation and gentrification of the capital. The recent hounding of the charming street performer Miss Polly Hoops is but the thin end of the wedge. We can look foreword to yet further erosion of our civil liberties in the coming weeks. I doubt very much if between now and the Olympics we will see a similar carnival of resistance to this afternoon's when a collection of militant working class women, anarchists, cripples and crippled anarchist chased Black Rod from the hallowed turf of St Stephens Green. If only we had been joined by Miss Polly Hoops my day would have been complete.