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    A global group of demonstrators is protesting against an establishment cover-up of child abuse by marching outside the homes of rich and famous people and politicians, to press their point. Police in London have made arrests.

    According to hacktivist group Anonymous, which released a video on YouTube: “Friday the 13th will see us become the nightmare on Elite Street. Politicians, royals, media, religious figures, singers, actors, men and women; it seems that the long grotesque arm of this club has no bounds.”

    “You think you are safe. You think we will not directly interrupt your lives. You are wrong. You are the stuff of nightmares.”

    “We are calling for an evening of action. On Friday 13th we will march to the homes of some of those involved in this nightmarish cover-up,” it said.

    In the UK, the allegations pertain to historic allegations of paedophilia and child abuse, allegedly carried out by senior establishment figures going back 30 years.

    Justice Goddard, a judge of the High Court of New Zealand, is the third person to have been appointed to chair the post, following the resignation.

    It follows the resignation of Fiona Woolf, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, who critics said had no qualifications for the role and was too close to a former government minister as well as Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, because her late brother was Attorney-General, the government's chief legal adviser, in the 1980s when some of the abuse cases are alleged to have taken place.

    The Home Secretary Theresa May announced in February that the Inquiry will be placed on a statutory footing under the 2005 Inquiries Act, with the power to compel witnesses to give evidence.

    The Inquiry will consider whether, and the extent to which, public bodies and other important institutions have taken seriously their duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse.

    London’s Metropolitan Police confirmed to Sputnik that a protest in connection with child abuse allegations was being dealt with.

    In a statement, it said: “Officers from Westminster police are today, Friday, February 13, assisting High Court Enforcement officers to carry out a writ of possession at a venue on Curzon Street in Mayfair, W1. Westminster officers are there to prevent a breach of peace at the request of bailiffs.”

    Further arrests into the demonstrations alleged by Anonymous are due to follow.


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