Solidarity demo for imprisoned activist Edd Bauer

Posted on September 22, 2011 by | 5 Comments

Edd Bauer, the 22 year old who is being held indefinately before trial for the ‘crime’ of hanging a banner off a bridge at the Liberal Democrat conference, will have his second bail hearing on Monday.

Edd, who is Vice President Education at the Birmingham University Guild of Students was denied bail and sent to prison at a previous hearing because he is ‘part of a group‘ and because he was involved in the Fortnum & Mason’s occupation on the 26th of March. Denying an activist bail in this way is thought to be unprecedented.

There will be a solidarity demonstration supporting Edd and our right to protest on Monday in Birmingham. Details are at the Facebook event.

Edd, who is an occasional contributor to Bright Green, is a well respected student activist, known for his hard work, calm demeanour, and winning smile.

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5 Responses to “Solidarity demo for imprisoned activist Edd Bauer”

  1. Derek WallNo Gravatar
    September 22nd, 2011 @ 9:46 pm

    Shocking, thanks for reporting this!

  2. CaronNo Gravatar
    September 25th, 2011 @ 9:19 am

    Totally agree with you. People should be remanded in custody if they are a danger to the public. I fail to see how unfurling a banner fits that category.

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