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Open Rights Group flashmob serves disconnection notice on UK Music #DEBill

DEBill flashmob at UK Music
Filmmaker Obhi Chatterjee, one of the team behind the Lib Dem Spring Conference emergency motion on Freedom, creativity & the internet, describes the experience:

It was while following #DEBill on Twitter on the train that, with just over an hour to go, we discovered where we had to be at 12:15. In front of London’s Dominion Theatre, near Tottenham Court Road. Bring a police helmet and clipboard if poss.

My father had struggled to understand how we could have left home knowing only that we had to be in central London at a certain time. We had aimed for Trafalgar Square.

I recognised Open Rights Group‘s Executive Director, Jim Killock, from his Facebook photo. A few people were distributing imitation police helmets and clipboards. A journalist was asking people why they were there.

The sheet on the clipboard explained what we had to do and where we had to go: the Soho offices of UK Music, a short walk away.

Once there, we were to wander up and down outside the building, looking officious. Perhaps everyone was too good-humoured and smiling a bit too much for that.

Still, there were quite a few photographers and video cameras around to record the event.

Staff heading out of the building for lunch didn’t seem to be very conversational. I can’t imagine they mistook us for MI5 …

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  • User AvatarDaniel Walker 12th Jul - 12:59pm
    I would add to Caron's top tips the suggestion to get a headset if at all possible—they were in short supply at the start of...
  • User AvatarAdrian Collett 12th Jul - 12:53pm
    Thank you Caron. Will that mean we can watch them without joining instructions, which I presume would allow for the possibility of asking questions?
  • User AvatarCaron Lindsay 12th Jul - 12:37pm
    Here's a link to the SLF event. https://www.socialliberal.net/podcasts?utm_campaign=recording_of_hustings&utm_medium=email&utm_source=socialliberalforum I'm going to compile these in a single post which we'll put out weekly so people can...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 12th Jul - 12:23pm
    Fred Mackintosh is, of course, a well respected Q.C. used to asking forensic questions. I wonder if he could give some forensic answers to three...
  • User AvatarMartin 12th Jul - 11:59am
    Can we please treat the independence issue with the attention it deserves - minimal. The policy/ movement is vacuous, dishonest, misleading and distracting. It is...
  • User AvatarFiona 12th Jul - 11:57am
    Thanks Fred. Lots to chew over there. @Martin, are you really suggesting that we abandon a three hundred year old union with our immediate neighbours...