Thursday, July 30, 2009
Police misused their power to shut down Big Green Gathering
I have just been told by my sources that Police used underhand tactics to force the cancellation of the Big Green Gathering.
Liaison Police were reported to say the injunction was weeks in the planning rather than just 3 days before the festival opened which the Police are claiming
There was never any 'crime and disorder' at the BGG, so the idea that the festival should be stopped on those grounds is nonsense.
As market traders, festival organisers, stagehands and hundreds of other workers dismantle the festival today, evidence is being sought to take the Police to court for blatant misuse of powers. Hopefully it result in the force being successfully sued.
More as the story unfolds.
If you have a BGG ticket, you can use it to attend The Big Chill: Herefordshire, August 6th - 9th (Thursday to Sunday). Details here