Anti-war protester Brian Haw suffered another curb on his demonstration outside Parliament yesterday after being told he can only use his megaphone for half an hour a week during office hours.
Mr Haw, who has been camped on Parliament Square in central London since June 2001, can only use the loud-hailer between 11.30am and noon, before Prime Minister's Questions, each Wednesday.
At any other time between 9.30am and 4.30pm each weekday he is banned from using the megaphone.
The new rule comes after the protester won a legal battle over the council, which had initially refused his application to use a megaphone at all.
Mr Haw has also been told he must the use the mega-phone in a restricted area as defined by the police. However, he has been given permission to use it near the statue of Winston Churchill on a Sunday to sing hymns.
They are the latest restrictions to be placed on Mr Haw, who also has to abide by a set of rules laid down under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act. He said: "It is OK for them to drop bombs over there but I must not raise a small, little squeak. It is rather incredible. We should be stopping this nonsense."