Right to Protest

Trenton Oldfield

Trenton Oldfield

So Trenton Oldfield has been sentenced to 6 months in prison for carrying out the protest that stopped the Boat Race earlier this year.

To be honest, it wasn’t a great protest because no one really knew what he was protesting about until after the event.

But isn’t it interesting to see how the establishment protect their own?

After all, it was a peaceful protest, the only person in any danger was him – and a political protest, which is supposedly allowed in this country.

The trouble is, Trenton targetted a posh boys’ race – even if the competitors themselves aren’t part of the 1%, it’s what the whole Oxford/Cambridge thing represents that was his point.

So the establishment closes rank and we have a jailed political prisoner, aligning us with the likes of China. Not on such a scale … yet.  But how do we know this won’t be the first of many?

The message is obvious. If you want to protest about something, do it among your own kind – you can burn, assault and rob them without fear of imprisonment.

The juge also said that protest had never achieved anything which either shows a total lack of knowlegde or was a statement of wishful thinking about the future.

Let’s hope that wish doesn’t come true.


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