UK: Human rights protestors to stage 'sofa in a cage' protest against house arrest
The demonstration will see a â€˜prisonerâ€™ held inside a small cage along with an armchair and a standard lamp - symbolising house arrest measures, one of the â€˜control orderâ€™ powers that the Home Secretary could order under POT proposals.
Amnesty International and Liberty supporters will be carrying banners bearing messages such as: "Last chance for justice", "No detention without trial", "No to house arrest" and "Oppose the Bill: Uphold Human Rights".
Human rights activists will also be lobbying MPs as they arrive to vote on the bill.
When: Wednesday 9 March, 10.30 am
Where: Parliament Square (footpath by Winston Churchill statue)
Amnesty International UK Campaigns Director Stephen Bowen said:
"There is enormous strength of feeling throughout the country on this issue.
"Our demonstration will convey the simple message that detention without trial is wrong.
"This could be a last chance to stand firm against this draconian bill – a last chance for justice."