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Megaphone during the skate

Postby Patrick » Wed Aug 03, 2005 9:20 am

LOL

BBC News wrote:Anyone speaking through a megaphone will be arrested under this draconian new law

(from BBC News)

This is the exclusion zone:
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This new law is aimed at StevieB or what? ;)

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Postby BigSteev » Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:01 am

Seeing as it also bans loudspeakers, is there an implication for the skates?

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Postby Ted » Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:03 am

I thought this only applied to marches not registered with the police. LondonSkate is otherwise it is the end of the music bike. :?

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Postby DanG » Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:24 am

the skate is not a protest, therefore the laws do not apply... surely

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Postby BigSteev » Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:34 am

Where's our resident legal team?

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Postby Mickey2Names » Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:35 am

It includes processions though. Is the skate a procession?

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Postby DanG » Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:37 am

LS-Mike wrote:It includes processions though. Is the skate a procession?


pro├é┬Àces├é┬Àsion Pronunciation Key (pr-sshn) n.
1. The act of moving along or forward; progression.
2. Origination; emanation; rise.
3.
1. A group of persons, vehicles, or objects moving along in an orderly, formal manner.
2. The movement of such a group.
4. An orderly succession: the procession of the seasons.


er... hell no!

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Postby Mickey2Names » Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:40 am

LOL, but really, I think it is a procession. Organised route, marshalled, people kept together. You get some jobsworth copper, and they'll use whatever they can, we're only "skater scum" after all.

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Postby DanG » Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:41 am

what are they going to do? arrest us all?

the parks jail isn't that big!

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Postby EnfantTerrible » Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:52 am

I'd say, as with most stupid laws, the police will be take some licence in its application. If you're being an annoying tit with a megaphone, they might arrest you. If they ask you to stop, and you do, they'll smile at you.

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Postby Stevie B » Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:25 am

Patrick wrote:
This new law is aimed at StevieB or what? ;)


Quite possibly and it wouldnt have been the first time.

That bast*td Bright tabled parts of the criminal justice act directly against me. But we kept on dancing.

DanG wrote:the skate is not a protest, therefore the laws do not apply... surely


Maybe not for you mate.


EnfantTerrible wrote: If you're being an annoying tit with a megaphone, they might arrest you.


Ahhh martydom.....

Look... what we do is already way over the line. If some one wanted to push it They could with existing laws. Remember its an offence for more than 4 people to be gathered listening to music with repetitive beats with out a licence.....

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Postby EnfantTerrible » Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:27 am

Stevie B wrote:Remember its an offence for more than 4 people to be gathered listening to music with repetitive beats with out a licence.....

Stevie, I'm sure, in your vast repertoire, you could find music that doesn't have repetitive beats...

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Postby Slezzer » Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:31 am

Stevie B wrote:Look... what we do is already way over the line. If some one wanted to push it They could with existing laws. Remember its an offence for more than 4 people to be gathered listening to music with repetitive beats with out a licence.....


Although given the movement you could argue that we aren't gathered in one place. Just mustn't ever stop....

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Postby Stevie B » Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:40 am

Ahhhh the SR legal team to the rescue.... I knew you'd find a loophole...

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Postby cherry » Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:12 pm

Slezzer wrote:
Stevie B wrote:Look... what we do is already way over the line. If some one wanted to push it They could with existing laws. Remember its an offence for more than 4 people to be gathered listening to music with repetitive beats with out a licence.....


Although given the movement you could argue that we aren't gathered in one place. Just mustn't ever stop....


Yup when the marshalls go out to stop the traffic the rest of us have to do barrel rolls :P

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Postby Slezzer » Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:28 pm

Stevie B wrote:Ahhhh the SR legal team to the rescue.... I knew you'd find a loophole...

To be honest, I don't think it would work. Parliamentary intention and all that.
Hopefully wouldn't need to be the test case.

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Postby guesty » Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:42 pm

Slezzer wrote:
Stevie B wrote:Look... what we do is already way over the line. If some one wanted to push it They could with existing laws. Remember its an offence for more than 4 people to be gathered listening to music with repetitive beats with out a licence.....


Although given the movement you could argue that we aren't gathered in one place. Just mustn't ever stop....


Just because youre moving doesnt mean youre not gathered in one place - just that the one place changes constantly.

Just thinking about it though, wouldnt a totally silent skate be much more sinister?

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Postby dan_b » Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:59 pm

Slezzer wrote:
Stevie B wrote:Ahhhh the SR legal team to the rescue.... I knew you'd find a loophole...

To be honest, I don't think it would work. Parliamentary intention and all that.
Hopefully wouldn't need to be the test case.


http://www.fraw.org.uk/pubs/frpg/frpg-04.html wrote:It is an offence to operate a loudspeaker in the street at any time between 9pm and 8am, or at any other time for advertising, trade or any other business ├óÔé¼ÔÇØ section 62, Control of Pollution Act 1974. There is an exception for moving vehicles selling perishable goods (ice creams, fish vans, etc.).


Looks like you'd better start selling fish from the back of the bike, Stevie. "This is the LondonSkate! This is the LondonCod! This is the LondonPlaice! What am I bid?"

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Postby ak » Wed Aug 03, 2005 2:24 pm

dan_b wrote:Looks like you'd better start selling fish from the back of the bike, Stevie.


We already smell enough as it is!
Although this could be a good way to raise funds for a second sound bike.

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Postby GuinnessGirl » Wed Aug 03, 2005 2:25 pm

cherry wrote:
Yup when the marshalls go out to stop the traffic the rest of us have to do barrel rolls :P


Thats me buggered then, still can't barrel roll properly without getting dizzy and falling over :oops:

Stevie-you could try whispering *falls off chair laughing*


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