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Angus Council are insisting that we pay £550 for route fees to march in our annual Declaration of Arbroath Rally: Arbroath April 6. At first the Roads Dept. tried to blame the New Police Act. The police have no objection and we have never had trouble or complaints in the last 20 odd years of marching there. We said this was against all rights of Free assembly and a breach of Civil Liberties and that this means only wealthy organisations will have the right to march. I trust I do not need to point out to you the wider ramifications. They then threatened to put road traffic signs up and double the price. On Friday they summoned us to meet Council representatives in Arbroath this Wednesday, 3pm in the Town Hall and suggested we bring a solicitor, which makes the costs even more prohibitive. Donald XXXXXXXX (on behalf of the Scottish Republican Socialist Movement.) XX XXXXXXXXXXX XX Glasgow XXX XXX XXXXXXXXXXX