Petition is successful with 1,007 signatures
To: Police and Government
Save Speakers' Corner
UPDATE: 29/07/17 - we won!
I am thrilled that the Metropolitan Police have taken steps to review their decision regarding the 'soap box ban' in Speakers' Corner.
‘Further discussions have taken place around the use of ladders this week and it has been agreed that two-step ladders can be used if it’s safe to do so.
‘However, if officers believe it’s unsafe due to crowd numbers they can make an operational decision to ask speakers to come down. Police continue to support open-air public speaking, debate and discussion at Speakers’ Corner.’
We will need to remain vigilant but thanks to your efforts we have made an impact.