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Lord Russell's House (Demonstrators)

Volume 650: debated on Thursday 30 November 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what authority the Metropolitan Police removed two people from Lord Russell's House, and later from the steps of the house.

The Commissioner of Police informs me that the police removed these persons from the house at the request of the lawful occupier who had asked them to leave. When they left the house they sat down on the footway and refused to move. They were then arrested and charged under the Highways Act, 1835, for wilfully obstructing the footway.