Brian Haw began a protest against the sanctions on Iraq in Parliament Square, London on June 2nd, 2001.
7 years later, he was still there.
ss 132-138 of the Serious Organized Crime and Police Act 2005 was passed on April 7th 2005
On July 29th 2005, the High Court ruled that Brian's campaign was exempt from ss 132-138 of SOCPA 2005
On May 8th 2006, the Court of Appeal over-turned the High Court ruling and claimed Brian was not exempt.
On May 23rd 2006, the Metropolitan Police stole most of the display that was never returned.
On March 30th 2012 the British Parliament was forced to repeal ss 132-138 of SOCPA 2005 because everyone was always exempt.
The European Convention on Human Rights states:
Article 10 - Everyone has the right to freedom of expression.
Article 11 - Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly.
Article 17 - No Government can interfere with these Rights.