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8 January 2015

Find the Stone of Free Speech

Though its origins are a little unclear, the bollard known as the Stone of Free Speech on the eastern slopes of Parliament Hill has often been seen as a rallying point when free speech is challenged, and today certainly seems like a fitting day for a visit.

Some suggest that the stone dates from the late 17th century, and marks a spot where assembly and free discussion was permitted, but evidence seems to be scarce. Regardless of its origins it has been taken as a beacon of free speech in recent years, and that is a noble thing.

For more, see http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/639233

^Picture © ceridwen used under a Creative Commons license^

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