Parliament Square review (Sep 2011)
This is out-of-date! I have been here again since I wrote this review
What a total dump Parliament Square has become now. You can't even get onto the green anymore because they've surrounded it with big wire fences to stop the protesters getting in. Or perhaps they are trying to let the grass to grow back or something, I don't know, but barracading the place behind a metal fence just looks daft.
One tent couldn't make up his mind what he was against, so he just lumped all of the world's ills onto the same sign -- Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine. Once those problems have been solved he will just replace them with something else -- a perpetual protest. Another one said "Latino America says no to US UK France NATO criminal imperialist wars". One guy was demanding that "North Korea border open NOW!". Does anyone know if these protests have ever done any good? It's like those blokes who walk up and down Oxford Street telling everyone that God is coming to punish us. Nobody pays any attention because they all think they're mad.
Parliament Square is full of metal fences, tents and trash, and statues of other country's heroes.
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