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The Guardian: Drinkers invited to parties on tube in protest at ban (May 31 2008)
Extra police will be on duty on London's tube network today to prevent public order problems as a number of "underground drinks parties" are staged by opponents of Boris Johnson's alcohol ban.

London's new mayor announced earlier this month that drinking on tubes and buses would be outlawed from Sunday as part of an attempt to stop antisocial behaviour. Opponents of the move are planning a number of parties on the network, with the prospect of some lines being taken over by revellers.

Several thousand people have signed up to online groups planning to organise parties. On Facebook, "Circle line party - last day of drinking on the tube" vows to celebrate "our freedom to drink", adding: "We need to make this big, so spread the word and we'll flash-mob the tube."

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat May 31st, 2008 at 03:55:11 AM EST
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