My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Now they have to disrupt meetings....

You can't even hear from a retired colonel....
Between 80 and 100 people gathered outside the Jewish London Student Centre opposite Euston station.

Colonel Geva Rapp, a retired Israeli colonel, was said to be due to make a speech at the venue.

Protesters who were blocking the pavement were dragged away by police.

One holding a 'Free Palestine' placard scaled the building and was led away by officers after having banged on the first floor window and ignored demands for him to climb down.

The Metropolitan Police were forced to close a busy dual carriageway at rush hour as they attempted to deal with the demonstration.

Stewart Halforty, of the Stop The War Coalition, said: "We found out that Colonel Geva Rapp was speaking here tonight from a leaked email so we assembled as many people as we could.

"It was a high-profile demonstration that could be seen by commuters from Euston station and we've got our message across."

A police officer addressed the protesters with a loud hailer and said the meeting had been cancelled and Colonel Rapp would not be attending.


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