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February 13, 2012 | Peter Bradwell

Stop ACTA London demo

© Maciek Musialek, http://www.flickr.com/photos/gamemod/

On Saturday Open Rights Group joined the London Stop ACTA protest, which drew several hundred people to a freezing central London.

It was part of a display of discontent that stretched from Portugal through Germany to Finland and Romania and across the globe to Canada, the United States and Australia. There's a comprehensive map of the protests at the Access website here.

We were there handing out t-shirts and leaflets (you can get a pdf here), with people heading off after the demonstration to spread the word. 

The message across the demonstrations was clear. ACTA is an insult to democracy and a threat to the Internet as a tool to enhance freedom of expression, privacy, and innovation. Its vagaries and imbalances put the interests and power of businesses over those of citizens.

The European Parliament has a chance to reject the agreement and stand up for those they represent. Now is the time to convince Members of the European Parliament of this. Have a look at our Stop ACTA page for more on how you can help. The short version is: get in touch with your MEPs.

 

Photo credit: © Maciek Musialek, http://www.flickr.com/photos/gamemod/

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Comments (1)

  1. Cande:
    Feb 14, 2012 at 02:26 PM

    Say NO to ACTA:

    Foarte bine ca sustineti miscare asta,cu cat suntem mai multi cu atat o sa se teme mai tare de noi.
    Aici cateva video referitoare la A.C.T.A,SOPA:

    B.A.S & B.M.B – Un indemn la libertate (Stop ACTA)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtsuRaFxWQA

    Comunitatea ON-LINE din Romania spune STOP A.C.T.A.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=link extern

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLRqD9TjBAM&feature=relalink extern

    Anti ACTA protests across Europe on 02/11/2012 - Summary

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsLbwkhwk9w



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