Email received – 04 April 2013 22:18

Stockport’s town hall has a peaceful protester

Dear All

Hello, how are you? I wish you all are well. Firstly let
me introduce myself – my name is Michael and I am married to my dear wife Karen and we
have two lovely, adopted daughters.

You will see from the subject title Stockport
Town Hall has a peaceful protester and, yes, that is me who is now, if you would
like, telling you why I am stating I am a peaceful protester.

I was not, in the first instance, having cause to protest but there was a need to request for services, not for myself but for our troubled adopted
children in response to their calls for help.

I am of a kind and peaceful nature and always
willing to help. I was a cub, boy scout and while being a venture scout
volunteered to help less able persons through the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme
to assist their needs and help to do things which they could not normally do. It
might look that I praise that which I am proud of, and why shouldn’t I? Doing it
has rewarded me in being able to help others. I am proud of everything I have done,
but when it was that I couldn’t find a way to help those who had suffered a
terrible trauma, I asked for help; for someone to help me to help those in need,
when that help is conditional at a cost and not as unconditional as given by
myself, where are we now with me rambling on? Well when services are not
forthcoming if we are not happy I was told to make a complaint, which I was
reluctant to do. Yet to help others this had to be done. It is not for my own
selfish gains but for children I submitted the complaint. I won’t trouble you
with the rights and wrongs of a complaints system but help for children was needed when
they were children. The time taken to respond and then process the complaint meant the children then were no longer children but more surely troubled adults.

Responding to these needs how can the requests progress? Well, I was told to be
patient and wait. That is what I did outside the Stockport Town Hall, neatly
dressed with polite manners and holding an A4 size piece of paper on which I had written:-

And I was there firstly each day for over 12
months, peacefully again. What is peaceful protest? Well, nobody unless they
asked, knew what my protest was about apart from Stockport Council who have
cause to hide their failings. How did they do this? Peaceful protest!! – they
falsely made allegations accompanied with assaults, discrimination, intimidation, victimisation and with other related unacceptable treatment. Where did this
leave me? Assault injury caused Barretts cell and for a unlucky few – 2% risk – develops into cancer. That is now something I have to stand up to as well, and
requires removal by high risk surgery.

When in preparation to get my affairs
in order, some loose ends had to be tied up.
The Council, knowing of my illness, tried to divert the true course of justice by alleging my arrest
for a section 4A public order offence. By my putting in writing, as requested
from the police, what threats had been made towards myself and that was that “Mr
Stephen Duggan, Council security guard, has said he would smash my head in or kill

Today 5th April 2013, I should have gone into hospital for an operation tomorrow, but the surgeon was not available so it is postponed to next week. The above arrest trial
discontinued but today was revived, and as I was not going into hospital was
requested to attend court, which I did to be acquitted in less then 10 minutes in
and out of the courtroom. A stress lifted but something not needed when facing high
risk surgery.

I have to rest from this for a while, I will, if you would
like to know more, carry on with what has happened further.

Keep well and
all look after yourselves.