London Demo 18th March 2002
In spite of the British weather, three Gibraltar supporters managed to demonstrate outside Downing Street this afternoon in sympathy with the rest of Gibraltar. The three were Frank Bado, John Borda and Richard Shipley, a sympathetic Englishman. We stayed outside Downing Street until 5 p.m. and got a fair bit of interest and support from passers-by. We even had a group of Spaniards wish us luck! The afternoon passed without incident, though the police did try to move us further away from Downing Street. Fortunately, it's hard to consider three people as "obstruction", so we got away with standing on the Downing Street side of Whitehall, which is a bit more sheltered than the official demonstration area! At the end, Frank Bado handed the posters from his sandwich board over to the Downing Street police, for passing on to Mr. Blair.
Pictures from the Gibraltar demo can be found at: http://uk.geocities.com/original_rock_scorpion/