Just fifteen people, and not a single person in a hood, was present at the start of a Respect for Hoodies demonstration.
Billed to speak were two representatives of ASBO Concern, Respect candidate Dean Ryan and Gordon McLennon of Lambeth Pensioners.
Respect condemned the ban on young people wearing hoods in the Elephant & Castle shopping centre as "an outrageous attack on civil liberties".
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