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"home" for Rock fans.
ROYAL park yesterday became the "official home" of more than 1,000 rock
fans. They began the first day of their official squat in Windsor Great
Park , and after settling down under a police watch the fans, left over
from the weekend pop festival, demanded power supplies from the local
gas and electricity hoard. They have put up scores of tents on the former
cavalry exercise yard and were yesterday busy strumming guitars. Although
police searched anyone entering the area for drugs they turned a blind
eye to activities in the centre of the " camp " area.
of the squatter organisers, Kevin Driscoll, aged 27, from Fulham, London
said: " This is an experiment in living. By law
nobody can move us, and by Acts of Parliament we, as occupiers of this
land, can be connected to gas and electricity. Everything is peaceful
here apart from the searches by the police. We intend to stay as long
as we like. We are here to protest against the law on pot smoking and
hope to hold another pop festival next weekend."
Dozens of young people from the festivaI have appeared in court at Windsor
in the last four days on drugs charges. The police said: "Our
main activity has been against drugs but we have had no orders so far
to remove these people. If they are committing an offence by being here
it is a civil matter."
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