12 Nov 2010
SAY NOTHING AND TAKE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST THE NEWSPAPERS
WERE YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW AT THE MARCH AGAINST TUITION FEES OR NEAR TO THE CONSERVATIVE HQ AT MILLBANK ON 10TH NOVEMBER 2010?
Last updated at 14:22 on Friday 12th November 2010
SEE YOUR OR YOUR FRIENDS’ FACE HERE?
******DO NOT PANIC. FIRST READ THIS******
WHO ARE WE AND WHY WE ARE HERE
We are a network of people committed to unconditional solidarity with those demonstrating at the Conservative Party HQ in Millbank on 10th November 2010.
This is the least we can do. The state and corporate media have already started a campaign of repression. We have experience of dealing with state repression with defence campaigns. From the Poll Tax Rioters to the Demonstrators against the Israeli Invasion of Gaza (Dec 08-Jan 09) and the EDO Decommissioners (Jan 09-May 2010) experience tells us you should be calm and careful what you say and do from now on.
Irrespective of whether you did anything you feel was criminal, the fact that you were at the Conservative HQ on the day in question means you will be treated as a criminal if the police can get away with it.
1. READ THIS FROM THE BRILLIANT FITWATCH BLOG
2. DO NOT say anything to anyone
You have the right to silence and the right not to incriminate yourself. So we recommend you do NOT. SAY NOTHING TO NO-ONE ONLINE OR OFFLINE, ON THE PHONE OR IN PERSON about the events. These are valuable resources for the Police to find you via internet trawling and phone tapping in order to pin a prosecution on you.
DO NOT SAY ANYTHING TO THE POLICE even if they say “it is in your best interests”. The Police are the arm of the State and a bureaucratic military organisation NEVER to be trusted. Even if the Police put your name and photo in the newspaper, arrest you, take your photo request a solicitor (see Christian Khan below) and demand your Solicitor advises you to say nothing. That way you can say the Solicitor advised you to say nothing in the event the State tries to infer guilty from the fact you said nothing!
Even if they have your picture, and say you committed an offence it does not mean you committed THAT offence or any offence at all. A picture of you holding an item that could cause damage to property does not amount to evidence of you causing damage with that item. So on these matters, like everything else, SAY NOTHING!