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Freedom of Expression and Human Rights

Comedian and Political Activist Mark Thomas (www.markthomasinfo.com) protests against the City Centre Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), an idea by Oxford City Council which is claimed will ‘balance the very real problems of nuisance behaviour in our city centre with the rights of individuals.’  Thomas however strongly disagrees, and for a few hours on the morning of Thursday 2nd July, he gathered activists, passersby and tourists alike to write ‘I must not chalk the pavement’ on Broad Street.

Oxford City Council were approached for an interview.  However, for the sake of balance, please see the following links from the council’s website for more information:

Oxford City Council to defer decision on PSPO

Statement on busking in Oxford city centre