DAY 4237: MONDAY JANUARY 7TH 2013.
Please share this with everyone you know, and if you live in the UK then please send it to your MP...
Open Letter to Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and
Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, Bernard Hogan-Howe
Re: Babs Tucker's Hunger Strike - Dying for Freedom of Expression
As you are both now no doubt aware, my very dear friend and fellow Parliament Square Peace Campaigner, Babs Tucker, began a Hunger Strike 12 days ago on the 27th December, 2012.
You will also know why Babs has taken this sadly momentous decision. In the unlikely event that you don't, you can find out why she has been forced BY YOU BOTH to take this drastic action by reading her own explanation at:
I highlight the fact that Babs is NOT asking for any concession from the law.
Under Section 145(5) of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act, 2011, you had twenty-eight days from the 16th January, 2012, to commence prosecution proceedings over the property that was seized.
Additionally, the Mayor of London had fourteen days from the 17th August, 2012, to agree proceedings arising from our being on the grass in Parliament Square.
In both cases, YOU FAILED TO DO SO. Therefore, you are LEGALLY OBLIGED to return, and allow us to use, ALL THE PROPERTY that has ever been seized - INCLUDING OUR TENTS.
By now, you both should have sought medical advice on the consequences of Babs' Hunger Strike to her health. If not, then I will summarise them for you here...
For approximately the first 3 weeks her body will live on fat reserves. After about 3 weeks her body will enter a "starvation mode". At this point her body will turn to her muscles and vital organs for energy, and the loss of her bone marrow will become life-threatening!
The following is a summary of the SERIOUS health risks Babs will be facing if she is forced BY YOU to continue her Hunger Strike:
After approximately 3 weeks:
Cells that die are not getting replaced
Onset of Weakness, Fatigue, Lethargy
Hallucinations / Dementia
Major Lower Leg swelling (Oedema)
After approximately 4 weeks:
Possible Kidney failure!
Possible Liver damage!
Damage to Muscle Tissue!
Weakening of Bones!
After approximately 5 weeks:
Potentially permanent Brain damage!!!
Potentially permanent damage to Internal Organs!!!
Potential failure of Internal Organs!!!
Babs' DEATH could come at ANY TIME now - due to the state of her health - which, let's face it gentlemen, was nowhere near 100% when she started her Hunger Strike because, as a direct result of YOUR ACTIONS, she has been without basic warmth and shelter for a few days short of AN ENTIRE YEAR!
In addition, Babs will be at a highly elevated risk from even more frostbite damage and DEATH from hypothermia if the temperature approaches zero degrees Celsius for even short periods - and with it being Winter, it is no great surprise that this is forecast for the very near future.
You will both know from her years of tireless campaigning, that Babs has the resolve and conviction to continue this Hunger Strike to the tragically bitter end. So, that means that ONLY YOU gentlemen have the power to bring it to a more satisfactory conclusion - by observing your legal obligations to RETURN ALL OUR PROPERTY, INCLUDING OUR TENTS, WITHOUT FURTHER DELAY - and allowing us the warmth and shelter we are entitled to as a basic Human Right while peacefully campaigning 24/7.
So the question YOU BOTH are required to answer is very simple:
"Are YOU prepared to face the extremely grave consequences of allowing a peaceful woman who has continuously campaigned for over 7 years against the UK government's illegal wars of aggression, to suffer serious permanent health problems and ultimately DIE on the pavement opposite the Houses of Parliament in order to continue covering-up your flagrant breaches of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act, 2011; the Health and Safety at Work etc Act, 1974; and our basic Human Rights ???"
Finally, I take this opportunity to remind YOU BOTH that the eyes of The World's media are already on this issue - so if you think you can just ignore Babs' Hunger Strike and then escape the blame WHEN SHE DIES, you are very much mistaken.
Yours sincerely, and without ill-will, vexation or frivolity,
Parliament Square Peace Campaign.
Sent by email to:
6. Mayor of London, Boris Johnson
7. Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, Bernard Hogan-Howe
>>>> HUNGER STRIKE: STARTED 27TH DECEMBER 2012
>>>> HUNGER STRIKE: INTERVIEW WITH PRESS TV
>>>> HUNGER STRIKE: POLICE "DIALOGUE": IT'S THE MAYOR
>>>> HUNGER STRIKE DAY 11: MINUS ZERO FREEDOM
>>>> HUNGER STRIKE: BABS INTERVIEWED BY ABC NEWS
>>>> HUNGER STRIKE DAY 21: 366 DAYS WITHOUT SHELTER
>>>> HUNGER STRIKE: "SPEED IS NOT THE LAW'S GREATEST ASSET"
>>>> HUNGER STRIKE DAY 22: "THE PUBLIC RECORD"
>>>> HUNGER STRIKE DAY 23: SNOW AND THE BBC ...TENT
>>>> HUNGER STRIKE DAY 25 IN WESTSINSTER
>>>> HUNGER STRIKE DAY 26: ANOTHER TORY PSYCHOPATH LIES
>>>> HUNGER STRIKE DAY 28: THE MAYOR OF LONDON REPLIES
>>>> HUNGER STRIKE DAY 28: "ARREST" 48
>>>> HUNGER STRIKE DAY 29: THE MAYOR RESPONDS... AGAIN
>>>> HUNGER STRIKE: THANK YOU, DAVID ICKE
>>>> HUNGER STRIKE DAY 30: TUCKER -v- UK STATE (UMBRELLA)
>>>> HUNGER STRIKE DAY 30: WESTMINSTER CITY "POLICE" LETTER
>>>> HUNGER STRIKE DAY 30: TENT EMAIL FROM PECKHAM PLOD
>>>> HUNGER STRIKE: BREAK-FAST NEWS...