Following my blog post on the scheduled circumcision of a 12-year-old boy in Coventry today, I had an email exchange with the clinic. The appointment for the circumcision was cancelled, and we had plenty of contact with the police. Three police cars were stationed outside the clinic when we arrived.
However, the appointment cancellation isn’t the end of the matter, because we expect the appointment to be re-scheduled. There are a number of details in this story which I think it unwise to divulge at this stage, for the sake of the boy.
We wore bodycams throughout our three-hour protest (from midday to 3pm, when the clinic closed for the day) and handed out hundreds of leaflets to passers-by. We also had dozens of interesting discussions with passers-by, mainly Muslim. We wore bodycams, and took six hours of video footage between us. Some footage may appear on our YouTube channel in due course.
My thanks to Patrick for driving from Cambridge to my home town of Bedford, to collect me en route to Coventry. He must surely be the most dedicated anti-MGM campaigner in the country.
We’ll post more on this story as and when we’re able to, without compromising the boy’s safety.
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