Brockley's Unofficial Royal Wedding

The arrest of Brockley lunarchist "Professor" Chris Knight features on this evening's "The Unofficial Royal Wedding" on Channel 4 tonight. It's a very odd scene, it looks highly stage-managed and the police look extremely uncomfortable throughout. If they were headed for Soho Square then the arrest seems even more unjustified than it did on Friday.

We'll link to it once it's available to stream, but feel free to tell us what you think, having seen the programme.

9 comments:

Westsider said...

Everyone looked like they were enjoying themselves

auntykate said...

We never find out if the rabbit got fed

Irony In the UK said...

Anarchist lady holds an anti-monarchy party and then sits round the telly with her mates to watch the wedding, whilst bitching about how many people are watching it...

Anonymous said...

I suspect the rabbit was dead and they wanted to shift blame onto the ole bill.

bumbags said...

I'd imagined it would be a cardboard guillotine, but NOPE- this one had a big metal blade and we were treated to a demo of it slicing through a melon. He tried to say 'it's only a plywood prop'- what crap- that thing was a working weapon. So he expects to cart it into Soho, eh? He's even more stupid than I thought. And trust me, that is pretty stupid...

Anonymous said...

I think it was staged; they called the police and the press and put up a little show. The rabbit survived but lost a limb while they rehearsed with the guillotine.

Birther said...

they callee the police and they responded with vans etc and locked him up for 24hrs? Really? You should speak to Donald Trump, he likes a conspiracy theory.

excessive & unreasonable force said...

I personally am not uncomfortable with this kind of erosion of civil liberties.

Part of the reason I didn't vote Labour at the last election was their gung ho desire to introduce ID cards. I don't think its necessary in the UK, cos we're just not that sort of country...or at least I thought we weren't.

The right to protest, a crucial component to our democracy and that right means to protest against anything including royal weddings. We don't live a culture of deference, we have right to challenged received wisdoms, that's how things progress.

Anonymous said...

There were a number of 'pre-crime' arrests just before the royal wedding to keep activists off the street. All were released, I understand, without charge after the wedding had happened.

Chris Knight was one. Others were activists in Soho Square and Charlie from the 'Love Police' was another.

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