Since then, it has been common for local authorities to \”adopt\” streets and public spaces, which means that whether or not they actually own them, they control and run them. Now this process is being reversed, with huge implications for democracy. Protest is not allowed in the privately owned places that define our finance centres because they are not democratic places, a conclusion that is unlikely to surprise the protesters.
Private property is anti-democratic now is it?
I can recall when it was merely theft but the idea that it\’s anti-democratic is a new one.