Cabinet Secretaries' notebooks (CAB 195/20): Trafalgar Square: Demonstration
Last occasion 826 arrests - at gt. inconvenience to Met. Police. Next time a similar no. might get committed to prison. Support view of Commr. tht. demonstration shd. be forbidden.
Only precedent 1956 - a sex maniac.
Same nos. might well go in defiance of prohibition.
Para 6(a) is best ground for refusing - risk of breach of peace.
Express written intention to break the law - by sitting down (?)
If there is evce of that, you can take action under Act of 1361 to get injunction.
Act on basis of para 6(a). If they switch to another Sunday, it is another mater.
Refuse appln for this date. Then, if evce of intention to squat, proceed v. ringleaders under Act of 1361.
Agreed - as at X/.
Taken from C.C. 46(61) - Meeting held on 1 August 1961