Hard-Left plot to sab­o­tage the Wind­sor wed­ding day


The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - News - By Si­mon Mur­phy and Michael Pow­ell

HARD-LEFT ac­tivists are plot­ting to dis­rupt the wed­ding of Prince Harry and meghan markle by pos­ing as home­less peo­ple and stag­ing a mass demon­stra­tion. Thou­sands of peo­ple could take part in co-or­di­nated protests in Wind­sor, or­gan­ised on Face­book by ac­tivists who spew out ob­scen­i­ties at­tack­ing the Royal Fam­ily. Some are plan­ning to dis­guise them­selves as beg­gars, turn­ing up with sleep­ing bags the night be­fore the wed­ding. While the protests pur­port to be about home­less­ness, hate fu­elled posts by those plan­ning to take part are full of vir­u­lently anti-monar­chist views and vile abuse, in­clud­ing one mes­sage that reads: ‘F*** the Roy­als.’ One event has been set up by Left-wing blog­ger Peter mills, who has ex­pressed sup­port for Labour and its far-Left grass­roots group, mo­men­tum. He urged peo­ple to ‘dress up as “home­less” and line the Royal Wed­ding route’. He said the protest was a re­sponse to Si­mon Dud­ley, Wind­sor Coun­cil’s Tory

‘Roy­als are sub­hu­man leeches’

leader, who con­tro­ver­sially called on po­lice to clear the town’s streets ahead of the wed­ding as he spoke of ‘an epi­demic of rough sleep­ing and va­grancy’ – al­though af­ter a back­lash, he in­sisted his com­ments had been aimed only at ‘com­mer­cial’ beg­gars. De­spite his claims to be protest­ing only about home­less­ness, mills has ex­pressed fiercely anti-Royal views in a se­ries of posts on Face­book, ac­cus­ing the Royal Fam­ily of ‘in­breed­ing’ as well as brand­ing them ‘sub-av­er­age’ hu­mans and ‘leeches’. He shared a pic­ture of Prince Wil­liam and the Duchess of Cam­bridge hold­ing hands with Prince Ge­orge and Princess Charlotte along­side the mes­sage: ‘F*** them and their leech soap opera.’ Above a pic­ture of the Queen, mills wrote: ‘And this f ****** leech can do one too.’ He even crit­i­cised the Queen when she vis­ited vic­tims of the Gren­fell Tower fire. mills, 38, who writes for Left-wing blog Evolve Pol­i­tics and shares mo­men­tum posts on his Face­book page, has ap­pealed for do­na­tions to lay on coaches to trans­port pro­test­ers to Wind­sor. Speak­ing at his semi- de­tached home in Frome, Som­er­set, mills ad­mit­ted re­fer­ring to the Roy­als as ‘leeches’ but said his words ‘just demon­strate the pas­sion I feel about help­ing the vul­ner­a­ble and high­light­ing the wealth dis­par­ity’.

He de­nied be­ing a mem­ber of ei­ther the Labour Party or mo­men­tum and in­sisted: ‘I have noth­ing against the Royal Fam­ily.’

Another or­gan­iser, Ku­nal Sing­hal, once posted a pic­ture of him­self ex­pos­ing his pri­vate parts in front of Buck­ing­ham Palace.

The 34-year-old DJ from Lon­don also ‘likes’ mo­men­tum on his Face­book page but did not re­spond to a re­quest to com­ment last night. A sec­ond protest or­gan­ised on Face­book, called ‘No Jacket Re­quired’, urges pro­test­ers to ‘dress down’ for the event in ‘sol­i­dar­ity’ with the home­less. more than 1,100 peo­ple say they will take part.

The or­gan­is­ers are Ris­ing Up, a cam­paign group that ad­vo­cates civil dis­obe­di­ence and calls for ‘revo­lu­tion’ but in­sists it is non-vi­o­lent.

One pro­tester wrote on Face­book: ‘The idea is to dress down to the level of those that are ob­vi­ously thread­bare so that they can­not be dis­tin­guished from us. Thus mak­ing it very dif­fi­cult

to re­move them/us… The cops will be won­der­ing if they are ha­rass­ing a home­less man, or whether it is one of the thou­sands of us.’

One of Ris­ing Up’s main ac­tivists is Ge­orge Barda, one of the an­t­i­cap­i­tal­ists who camped at St Paul’s Cathe­dral in 2012 as part of the ‘Oc­cupy’ move­ment.

The 41-year-old, who was ed­u­cated at £38,100-a-year Winch­ester Col­lege and works for Green­peace, gave an in­ter­view on Rus­sia To­day last year in which he was de­scribed as a Mo­men­tum ac­tivist.

his fa­ther, Clive, is an emi­nent classical mu­sic pho­tog­ra­pher.

When ap­proached by The Mail on Sun­day yes­ter­day, Mr Barda opened the door in his boxer shorts and de­clined to talk as he was in the mid­dle of med­i­tat­ing.

how­ever, he later said: ‘home­less­ness is a ter­ri­ble scourge and draw­ing at­ten­tion to it is im­por­tant.’ he de­nied he was or­gan­is­ing the Wind­sor protest and de­scribed Mo­men­tum as a ‘pos­i­tive force’ but de­clined to say if he was a mem­ber.

A third protest, ‘Royal Sleep­over’, urges ac­tivists to head to Wind­sor on May 18, the day be­fore the wed­ding, with a sleep­ing bag. Some have threat­ened to turn it into an anti-Monar­chy demon­stra­tion, with one writ­ing: ‘I will bring my guil­lo­tine.’ event or­gan­iser Chris Boyd, 43, from Brighton, has shared con­tro­ver­sial posts on his Face­book page and sent abu­sive mes­sages to David Cameron and health Sec­re­tary Jeremy hunt. Oth­ers on the page have posted anti-Royal pic­tures show­ing the Queen next to home­less peo­ple with the mes­sage: ‘I have dozens of homes. You have none!’ Another shows Kate Mid­dle­ton laugh­ing with the mes­sage: ‘My ba­bies live in a 20-bed­room palace. My Tory gov­ern­ment will evict you if you have one spare bed­room.’ Mr Boyd de­clined to com­ment. In to­tal, about 10,000 peo­ple have re­sponded to posts about protests.

Mo­men­tum de­clined to com­ment but a source said: ‘Th­ese protests are not be­ing or­gan­ised by Mo­men­tum. Peter Mills and Chris Boyd are not mem­bers of Mo­men­tum.’ Labour said it did not en­dorse the de­mon­stra­tions.

Thames val­ley Po­lice said: ‘ev­ery­one has a right to ex­press their views peace­fully. how­ever, any crim­i­nals look­ing to dis­rupt the event will be dealt with in a ro­bust yet pro­por­tion­ate man­ner.’

Both Prince harry and Miss Markle have sup­ported home­less­ness char­i­ties since they were young.

ANOTHER protest, called Royal Sleep­over, left, in­vites ac­tivists to bring their sleep­ing bags to Wind­sor the day be­fore the Royal Wed­ding. Above: An im­age cir­cu­lated on the demo’s page shows the Queen as hav­ing a cal­lous at­ti­tude to home­less­ness.

PETER MILLS slurred the Royal Fam­ily – writ­ing ‘f*** them’ on Face­book, where he ‘likes’ the far-Left Mo­men­tum group – and has set up a demo to protest on the Royal Wed­ding route.

KU­NAL SING­HAL, a 34-yearold DJ from Lon­don, who set up the demo with Mills, once flashed his pri­vate parts in front of Buck­ing­ham Palace. He, too, ‘likes’ Mo­men­tum on his Face­book page.

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