Section 14 Public Order Act 1986
As far as we can see, this sec14 only covers Monday 16th
Press release from the Independent Taxi Allience (ITA)
On Monday if the police order us to move. We move.
We are entitled to work in the City of London; so after moving off, we are entitled to return to ply our trade.
If a policeman tell us to head off up Cornhill, we will.
And once we have complied, we may go to the area we feel we can best earn our living.
If we do not exercise our right to ply our trade in the City, that trade will be stolen from us, with the aid of the Metropolitan Police, the City of London Police, Transport for London and the Corporation of the City of London.
We must make sure we ply now or forever lose that right!
Policemen who are also Taxi drivers have warned us to keep your cameras rolling. And report any officer who is not displaying identification.
Some of these City of London officials who want us out and buses in, belong to the same lodge as the Commissioner. So do not expect fairness.
If the City plays dirty, we will have to change tactics. We may go on foot protests, or choose another venue within the Square Mile.
If we feel threatened, we will lock our taxis up and leave them where they stand.
Remember Ian Tomlinson, the innocent newspaper vendor who was killed by police.
So the bottom line is do what the police tell you to do. But you have every right to return to find work.