public gallery

public gallery

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the gallery in a chamber of Parliament reserved for members of the public who wish to listen to the proceedings. Also called: strangers' gallery
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The final vote ended with 31 in favour and 15 opposed and was greeted with dismay from green belt campaigners in the public gallery, with audible shouts of "shame" as the result was announced.
But the project gathered pace and resulted in a community-wide event, with a public gallery created in the local community centre.
There were gasps from the public gallery at Downpatrick Crown Court and members of Mr Neil's family wept at his change of plea after he previously claimed he had acted in self defence.
Family members of the defendant watched on from the public gallery, some in tears.
This had the effect of corralling the protesters in the public gallery, well away from cabinet members.
Cries of "shame" were heard from anti-closure campaigners in the public gallery inside the council chamber in Rhondda Cynon Taff.
DANIEL Lee Thomas' first ever selfie landed him in deep trouble - because he took it in the public gallery of a crown court.
Daniel Lee Thomas used his iPhone to capture a picture of himself in the public gallery at Mold Crown Court, complete with the judge and the court's crest in the background.
org) is a free, artist-run public gallery hosting exhibitions, art fairs and family workshops.
Three women standing in the lower house's public gallery took off their tops and chanted "abortion is sacred" as Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon spoke during a weekly session Wednesday.
The actor, a father of two, sat listening to final legal submissions as his family members watched from the public gallery beside press benches packed with reporters at Manchester Crown Court.
Police were called to Ipswich Crown Court following reports of an attack on Judge John Devaux by a man sitting in the public gallery.

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