Dear Lucy....

Dear Lucy....

Becoming a parent makes it difficult to tackle the logistics of protest. Breastfeeding, and managing an unruly toddler with a penchant for bolting headlong towards danger, is often incompatible with the long days and uncomfortable conditions of mass mobilisation. Like you, I would do anything to keep my children far away from people and situations that could put them in danger, physically or emotionally. No angry, shouting mobs or lobbed bottles for MY pigeon pair, then.

Having children does soften people around the edges. But it also brings a greater sense of commitment

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