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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A group of semi-naked Extinction Rebellion protesters with messages painted on their bodies stood up in the public gallery overlooking the debate last night.
More than 50 family and friends of Mr Ward, a married father of four, watched proceedings from the public gallery.
Shouts of joy came from the public gallery as councillors rejected plans to convert the Sportsman public house in Tipton into a mini supermarket.
A woman shouted in protest from the public gallery "***ing backward him" after aThornabyman was jailed by a judge for an attempted knife point robbery.
Former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has left the court complex for Parliament after spending an hour inside the public gallery of the court room where Datuk Seri Najib Razak is being charged with criminal breach of trust.
As Kirklees magistrates decided to keep him locked up ahead of his trial, an angry spectator in the public gallery shouted: "What a f***g waste of taxpayers' money!" The order made by Huddersfield Family Court in January prevented the 30-year-old from contacting his ex-partner or going to her home in Paddock.
There were around 20 people in the public gallery for the hearing, which lasted around 15 minutes.
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.
The Parliament of Britain does not transcribe prayers, and even prohibits the public from entering the public gallery until after the prayer has been completed.
Family members of the defendant watched on from the public gallery, some in tears.
DANIEL Lee Thomas' first ever selfie landed him in deep trouble - because he took it in the public gallery of a crown court.

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