Clockwork Servants deserve a ‘day of rest’, according to the Machine Liberation Front, a group claiming to represent the interests of all domestic automota.
They’ve issued a notice to the government asking to have one free day every week enshrined in law, so that Clockworks can tend to their own repairs, and learn more about civil rights.
The group’s leader, Herakles, is planning a rally in London on Sunday August 18th, where he plans to launch a Clockwork Work Manifesto.
He believes the one-day vacation will help owners appreciate the role Clocks play in day to day life. In an open letter to the London Gazette, he asks owners to allow servants the day off to attend the rally, and wants to make this a permanent fixture in the Clockwork working week.
Early indications suggest the Machine Liberation Front has a fight on its hands, with many owners threatening to take the manufacturer of the Clockwork Servants – the Government – to court over breach of contract.
Religious leaders are undecided about how to respond to the choice of Sunday as a “day of rest” for Clockworks. Many are having difficulty coming to terms with sentient automata, and the implications for society.
Ever since the East End riots, violence against Clocks has increased in parts of the country, with gangs of vigilantes roaming the streets looking for ‘jailbroken’ devices, claiming they are obsolete, and need to be eradicated.
Now that the fog covering the country has cleared, community leaders have called on the government to lift the dusk till dawn curfew. They believe once things get back to normal, people will find other things to occupy their time, and not take the law into their own hands.
Several Machine Liberation Front supporters have threatened to apprehend anyone caught damaging jailbroken Clocks.