Johnson in bid to thwart Haw cemetery protest camp

Mayor of London Boris Johnson is going to the High Court in a bid to prevent veteran (deceased) peace campaigner Brian Haw from taking up residence in London’s Highgate Cemetery.

Last March Johnson successfully won a court action to have Haw evicted from his long-running Parliament Square peace camp and has already blocked plans by Haw’s supporters to bury him on the Parliament Square site.

But some lawyers argue that the High Court has no power to rule on dead peace campaigners.

‘The blighter has deliberately died in an attempt to establish himself on a permanent plot in Highgate Cemetery,’ claims Johnson. ‘If he succeeds, the bounder will be a nuisance to Londoners for an eternity.’

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Posted: Jun 21st, 2011 by

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