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Conditions imposed - procession in central London

News   •   Sep 01, 2020 12:54 BST

The Met imposed conditions on those organising/wanting to take part in a “Honk for Hope” procession in the Westminster area today, Tuesday, 1 September.

“Honk for Hope” is a vehicle procession of coaches that intend to pass Parliament and honk their horns, having converged on the location from multiple start points over London; with an anticipated 200 coaches to attend.

The conditions stipulate that under Section 12 (3) of the Public Order Act 1986 the procession must:

1. Not stop motion, other than in the course of obeying lawful traffic signals and directions;

2. Not enter or process along any roads within the red area on the map attached, between 0930hrs and 1900hrs on Tuesday, 1 September 2020.

The organiser or anyone who takes part in the procession and knowingly fails to comply with these conditions, or incites others to fail to comply, may be committing an offence and be liable to arrest.

We made the decision to impose conditions on this planned procession as it would likely result in serious disruption to the life of the community and would have a significant impact on businesses, communities and commuters.

If you take part in this procession and knowingly fail to comply with these conditions you may be liable to arrest.