DEFEND THE RIGHT TO PROTEST - JUSTICE FOR PIERS CORBYN

by Piers Corbyn

DEFEND THE RIGHT TO PROTEST - JUSTICE FOR PIERS CORBYN

by Piers Corbyn
Piers Corbyn
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I am an astrophysicist and a long range weather forecaster. I am 73 years old and have been a long standing campaigner for justice and human rights, living and working in London.
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Latest: June 28, 2020

BAIL CONDITIONS VICTORY

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On 24 June, despite strong opposition from the Crown Prosecution Service and the Metropolitan Police the District Judge upheld our application to delete the b…

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Who am I ? - I am an astrophysicist and weather forecaster living and working in South London. 

What do stand for? - I strongly believe that the global policy of  'lockdown' will lead to terrible consequences for ordinary people across the globe - far worse than the coronavirus ever could. Certain people and companies will take advantage of this to accumulate even more power and wealth. The cost to us will not just be lost jobs and destroyed businesses, but for some it will be starvation and the flourishing of real killer diseases like tuberculosis. Above all will be the loss of individual liberty on a scale never before envisaged - mobile phone apps tracking your every move, compulsion to have a dangerous, untested vaccine, and a denial of the most basic human rights.

My legal case - I have twice been arrested for protesting about the lockdown at Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park during May 2020. I am due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on 24 July and 20 August 2020 at 10am.

Call to action - We are raising £5000 to pay for the legal costs of my defence. I need your support: please contribute and share this page now!

What are we trying to achieve? - I have instructed my lawyers  to argue that the newly imposed Health Regulation that forbids public gatherings is a fundamental breach of the human right to assembly and association. If we win the case we  will fight to get charges dropped against everyone else arrested. And it will be a huge victory for the right to protest and for free speech!

What is the next step in the case? - I have to appear at court on 24 July and 20 August, 2020 at 10am at Westminster Magistrates'' Court  and I need my lawyers working on my case right now.

How much we are raising and why? - I need to raise £5000 as soon as possible  to fund the legal costs of the case.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, and I hope you will support me.

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Piers Corbyn

June 28, 2020

BAIL CONDITIONS VICTORY

Your support is already bringing results!


On 24 June, despite strong opposition from the Crown Prosecution Service and the Metropolitan Police the District Judge upheld our application to delete the bail condition not to enter the City of Westminster, imposed by Metropolitan Police on 30 May. 


This condition was designed to stifle my right to protest in the political heart of the Capital. 


The trial will now take place on 23 October 2020, and we urge any other protestors due to appear at court to ask for their cases to be adjourned until after this date. If we win then all other protest cases should be dropped!

Our CROWD FUND EXTENSION is to make this possible. Thank you one and all for great support!

Update 1

Piers Corbyn

June 17, 2020

THANK YOU ALL, KEEP IT UP!

Thank you very much for your contribution. We've had a tremendous response and are pressing on beyond the original limit into "stretch fund" to support others who are affected by this case and potential further actions such as a Judicial Review. 

We are of course liasing with other case on the wider Lockdown issue.

For the latest on what's going on in the campaign look on twitter #StandUpX and follow @Piers_Corbyn

Do pass on the links to contribute and join action.

Thank you again!

Piers Corbyn

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