Right To Protest

From: CCGUIDE http://www.ccguide.org.uk

Source: Hull Daily Mail, UK

Pub Date: Thursday, 9 May 2002

PUB LTE: Right To Protest

Author: Alun Buffry

Contact: letters@hulldailymail.co.uk

Ref: see below


In the letter "I'm Fed Up With Cannabis Protests" (HDM, 8 May) the writer says that "Everybody who is interested knows all about the debate anyway" and that Carl Wagner, who organised the cannabis march and rally in Hull on 5 May, should "be taking his views to the Government".

Protest marches ARE one way that a large number of people can make their views known and are part of our democratic system. No doubt Mr Wagner is using other avenues to the Government as well - after all, he did stand for Parliament last year.

As for everybody who is interested knowing the debate, what nonsense. Go out on the streets of Hull and determine the validity of that statement!

In fact, if those in power knew the debate and listened to the facts as presented by everybody from the cannabis users themselves to most of the police who arrest them - not forgetting the medico-scientific researchers, cannabis would have been made legal already.

The letter-writer says he supports controlled legalisation, but what is he or she doing about it?

Recognising a wrong is one thing. Sitting at home doing nothing but criticise those who try to right that wrong is another.

Alun Buffry


Source: Hull Daily Mail, UK

Pub Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2002

Pub LTE: I'm Fed Up With Cannabis Protests

URL: http://www.thisishull.co.uk/

Contact: letters@hulldailymail.co.uk


Is IT only me who is beginning to get fed up of Carl Wagner and his self-promotion of cannabis and his business ventures?

Everybody who is interested knows all about the debate anyway. Mr Wagner is just getting free front page exposure.

He should be taking his views to the Government rather than closing roads in Hull on a Sunday afternoon with 15-year-old girls for support.

Incidentally, I am pro-legalisation, subject to conditions.