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Jun 03

Bubble’s burst: organiser of the drinking ban protest Alexandre Graham in party mood on Saturday night

The organiser behind the Tube drinking ban protest is a London banker, Newspaper revealed today.

Alexandre Graham, 26, who works for the Royal Bank of Scotland, set up the Saturday night “Circle line party – last day of drinking on the Tube” which ended in violent clashes and 17 arrests.

Today Mr Graham, of Fulham who now fears for his job, said he did it because a female friend who worked in a senior position for former mayor Ken Livingstone lost her job following Boris Johnson’s election victory. It was one of several parties which spiralled out of control after being organised through the Facebook website.

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Thousands swamped the Circle line. Drunken mobs fought with Tube staff and police and vandalised train carriages. Mr Graham said: “The point of it [the party] was just to make fun of how ridiculous the ban is.”

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Circle Line Tube Party – Liverpool Street – 31/05/08

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