Things have taken a cynical turn and it would appear that Police Scotland will go to extrodonary lengths to hold on to their ‘budget boost’ from the Scottish government.
As reported on the front page of the Herald today, a prominent activist within the FAC campaign and one of our public spokespersons was notified last Friday that he was being charged under the Offensive Behaviour Act. The charge relates to an allegation that he held a banner at a game more than six months ago which criticised the police.
In the more than four years that we have campaigned against this Act, we, as an organisation, have been followed, harassed and intimidated; our representatives have been forcibly prevented from taking notes in an open court and we have had a Section 12 Notice of the Public Order Act served upon us while lobbying the SNP conference. In each case our complaints against the police have been upheld and they have been forced to issue apologies.
Please read the full story here on the FAC website. http://fansagainstcriminalisation.com/campaign-news/
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