Monthly Archives: July 2011

Defending the right to protest

This week marks the 24th anniversary of an important legal victory for City Group and the Non-Stop Picket.  On 27th July 1987 Bow Street Stipendiary Magistrate David Hopkins threw out charges against two picketers, Tim Perry and David Markovitch.  Both … Continue reading

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Non-Stop News and Picketers News

Throughout the Non-Stop Picket, City Group produced a number of publications aimed both at its members and the general public.  From the start of the Picket, City Group’s main publication was Non-Stop News.  In the spring and summer of 1986, … Continue reading

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This week in 1988 (and 1989…)

The Non-Stop Picket primarily existed to campaign for the release from gaol of Nelson Mandela.  Although the Picket campaigned more broadly against apartheid and in support of those resisting apartheid in South Africa, its main pledge was to be a … Continue reading

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Research Plan: how you can help

One week into the project and we have a clear plan for what we will be doing over the next few months.  Initially, we will mainly be doing archival work examining documents held publicly and privately in both the UK … Continue reading

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A brief history of the Non-Stop Picket

From 1986 – 1990 the supporters of the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group [City Group] maintained a Non-Stop Picket outside the South African Embassy in Trafalgar Square calling for the release of Nelson Mandela. City Group was formed by Norma … Continue reading

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