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Date: Sat, 31 Jul 1999 19:53:40 +0100 (BST)
From: "SchNEWS" (
Subject: SchNEWS 222, Friday 30th July 1999


(June 21 2.45 am)

The authorities seem to be getting all steamed up about what might happen at Stonehenge next year. According to the Salisbury Journal a "reclaim our culture" flyer posted on the internet, is being seen "as possibly a thinly coded invitation for a mass breach of the security cordon". Itís so "thinly coded" SchNEWS could hardly understand the message - "Stonehenge 2000 biggest ever free party summer solstice Wednesday June 21st." The police, who blamed this summers "invasion" on, yep youíve guessed it "a hardcore of troublemakers", reckon next year "the potential for violence and disorder will be incalculable." Which it no doubt will, if the cops turn up in riot gear with dogs, horses and nasty looking batons again. But donít worry, the Journal informs us that "Already a dedicated intelligence team...based in Devizes are monitoring all forms of underground try to stay one step ahead." Basically, the rub is the authorities arenít too pleased with their four mile exclusion zone being ruled illegal, letting all those oiks get near to the stones, even touch them, without paying a bloody penny. "We need new laws" screams local MP Robert Key because "the police must have adequate powers to prevent a tiny minority ruining it for everyone else." Now where has SchNEWS heard that one before?

There are regular Stonehenge Campaign meetings 2nd Sept and 10th Nov at 99 Torriano Ave, Kentish Town, London NW5 2RX 8 pm (send SAE to same address for their newsletter).

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