Let us never forget the value of tolerance. Let us accept that others may have opinions and beliefs that differ from our own, and that they have a right to hold them. Let us understand that violence against those whose beliefs or opinions differ from our own has no part in a free, tolerant society.
This passionate lady was espousing her strong opinions at speaker’s corner in Hyde Park one cold morning in 1980. To the best of my knowledge, the act of her doing so has not since made the earth swallow us all up or the sky fall in. Those of us who were there listened, or didn’t, formed opinions about what she said, or didn’t, and went on with our lives, affected or not by whatever it was she was saying. I’m guessing (OK so maybe I didn’t listen all that closely, or maybe I’ve forgotten) that at least part of it was somewhat critical of the status quo at the time - the government led by Margaret Thatcher. We in the crowd were free to agree or disagree with her verbally (or not), take pictures, ignore her and walk on or fully subscribe to her argument/philosophy/beliefs.
Why on earth would anyone want that this were not the case?