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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
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Human rights

mheredgemheredge Posts: 41,662 ✭✭✭✭
edited October 2019 in People and Society
Worrying times. It seems that Britain is over reacting to the climate protests and setting a dangerous precedent for repressing the freedom of speech.

INTERVIEW-UK clampdown on climate protests sets 'disturbing precedent' - UN rights expert http://news.trust.org/item/20191021154702-2qrbp/ Britain's response to escalating climate protests on London's streets this month, with mass arrests and tighter restrictions, is consistent with a "global pattern of suppression" of environmental activists, said a U.N. human rights expert.

UN rights experts criticise London climate protest 'ban' before court hearing http://news.trust.org/item/20191016212817-br1cd/
A lawyer working with Extinction Rebellion climate protesters in London said the group hopes a court hearing on Thursday will rule that a police ban on their public gatherings this week is unlawful, as U.N. experts said it violated their human rights.
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