Tag Archives: noise pollution

Making a noise against apartheid (and quiet acts of solidarity)

Throughout the forty-six months of the Non-Stop Picket, the Metropolitan Police tried many ways of stopping the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group from protesting effectively outside the South African Embassy.  In doing so, they were responding to political pressure applied … Continue reading

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Andrew Privett: a life of (loud) activism and “no regrets”

Our friend, Andrew Privett died unexpectedly on Sunday 21st October.  Andy (who used the name Gardner at the time) was a member of the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group, playing an active role in the Non-Stop Picket for most of … Continue reading

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Breaking silence: activist adventures in noise pollution

On Monday 18 August 1986 100 people gathered, gagged, on the Non-Stop Picket to preemptively break the silence that the Metropolitan Police were attempting to impose on anti-apartheid protest outside the South African Embassy.  These attempts to silence the Picket by … Continue reading

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