Mayor Boris Johnson’s ban on booze on the London transport system brought out the protest in people last Saturday as thousands of drinkers held parties all over the underground network. Although concentrated on the Circle Line, parties were also held on the Piccadilly line and others on the tube network.
On the day when drinking would be banned from London’s transport system, revelers poured on to the underground network to have one last party leaving other underground users bemused. It is reported that up to 10,000 people rode the trains drinking and partying to the wee small hours. The police reported a small number of arrests and there were some casualties.
There has been a mixed reaction to the ‘protest’ parties since the weekend. RMT boss, Bob Crowe was furious and blamed major Boris Johnson for implementing an ‘unworkable’ ban and demanded London’s new mayor apologize to his workers for the abuse they received. Others have said the mayor is totally justified in implementing the ban, and Saturday’s nights antics prove his point.
The Circle line party and other parties where organized and promoted via the online social networking site Facebook.
Photos © Andrew Crowe, Stuart