Planned Protest Results In Detainment – Of 12-Year-Old Boy

David Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron

The gloves have been off for awhile, but does anyone need a clearer reminder that activism and peaceful protest have been categorized as terrorism? From the UK’s Daily Mirror:

A schoolboy trying to save his youth club was hauled from class after his plan to protest outside David Cameron’s constituency office was spotted — by anti-terror police.

In an astonishing over-reaction, 12-year-old Nicky Wishart was warned he faced ARREST.

“I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “The policeman asked me lots of questions about why we were having a protest and who would be there. I said it was simply because we didn’t want our youth centre to close — it’s a fantastic place to go and there isn’t much else for us to do round here.”

The full-scale security operation swung into effect days after Nicky made an innocent request on Facebook to “save our youth centre”.

The surprised boy was told police were now monitoring his Facebook posts — which are mainly gossip and banter from school about lessons and friends’ haircuts…

[continues in the Daily Mirror]

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  • Cerebralcaustic

    Why don’t they just send this spirited lad to Columbia? FARC makes good use of children in their war against the capitalist scum.

  • Andrew

    Better yet, put him in a privately owned boot camp/work camp.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    ‘A spokesman said: “This was not to dissuade his protest but to obtain information to ensure his and others’ safety.”‘

    Ah, yes, the ol’ “We must institute surveillance on 12-year old self-described ‘maths geeks’ in order to protect the children” ploy. A variation of North America’s “Do it to save the chillun’s!” ploy.

    Well, what are we to think? Is Jonathan Evans secretly a member of some British affiliate of NAMBLA? Would it be called “BAMBL”? Would its members be called “Bum-blers”?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Evans_(MI5_officer)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAMBLA

  • Liam_McGonagle

    ‘A spokesman said: “This was not to dissuade his protest but to obtain information to ensure his and others’ safety.”‘

    Ah, yes, the ol’ “We must institute surveillance on 12-year old self-described ‘maths geeks’ in order to protect the children” ploy. A variation of North America’s “Do it to save the chillun’s!” ploy.

    Well, what are we to think? Is Jonathan Evans secretly a member of some British affiliate of NAMBLA? Would it be called “BAMBL”? Would its members be called “Bum-blers”?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Evans_(MI5_officer)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAMBLA

  • Liam_McGonagle

    ‘A spokesman said: “This was not to dissuade his protest but to obtain information to ensure his and others’ safety.”‘

    Ah, yes, the ol’ “We must institute surveillance on 12-year old self-described ‘maths geeks’ in order to protect the children” ploy. A variation of North America’s “Do it to save the chillun’s!” ploy.

    Well, what are we to think? Is Jonathan Evans secretly a member of some British affiliate of NAMBLA? Would it be called “BAMBL”? Would its members be called “Bum-blers”?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Evans_(MI5_officer)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAMBLA

  • Liam_McGonagle

    ‘A spokesman said: “This was not to dissuade his protest but to obtain information to ensure his and others’ safety.”‘

    Ah, yes, the ol’ “We must institute surveillance on 12-year old self-described ‘maths geeks’ in order to protect the children” ploy. A variation of North America’s “Do it to save the chillun’s!” ploy.

    Well, what are we to think? Is Jonathan Evans secretly a member of some British affiliate of NAMBLA? Would it be called “BAMBL”? Would its members be called “Bum-blers”?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Evans_(MI5_officer)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAMBLA

    • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

      Teaching them to shut up early :-) Otherwise they grow up with silly ideas like “our opinions count” or “our leaders are accountable to us”…and we know where that leads!!!

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Teaching them to shut up early :-) Otherwise they grow up with silly ideas like “our opinions count” or “our leaders are accountable to us”…and we know where that leads!!!

  • hahaha

    put a small ‘tache on the pic of cameron…..a family resemblence?

  • hahaha

    put a small ‘tache on the pic of cameron…..a family resemblence?

  • Andrew

    Better yet, put him in a privately owned boot camp/work camp.