The long anticipated meeting of the Wizengamot finally took place this morning, with much of the meeting’s contents still kept behind tight lips. The Daily Prophet is able to bring you some inside information on what occurred, with several inside sources leaking classified information about what passed between the members after the tense gathering last week. Sources have confirmed that much of the meeting was dedicated to discussing the werewolves in London, as well as equal rights, and if our sources are to be believed, things were just as heated as last week.
“Tempers were at an all-time high,” said our source, who wished to remain anonymous for personal reasons. “Without the Minister of Magic there to oversee things, many people are getting out of control and speaking more than liberally with their opinions that normally would have otherwise been kept to themselves.”
Our source wouldn’t specify what exactly they meant by these radical opinions, but did hint that it referred to extreme measures in handling the werewolves – and for their removal from London. These suggestions were shot down by the majority, even the traditionalists, and were quickly forgotten as other more hotly contested topics took the center stage.
“Lyra wasn’t backing down today,” said our second inside source, speaking of Lyra Curosse, a passionate vocalist in support of equal rights. “She was on fire, rebutting every argument and making many of her own. I think she was bolstered by the support she received from other members of the Wizengamot – more have come to her way of thinking, though they are still heavily in the minority.”
This change in opinion has divided the Wizengamot – a schism that hasn’t been seen since the Second Wizarding War when members fought amongst themselves over whether He Who Must Not Be Named was back or not, and whether the Wizengamot should support late Hogwarts Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore. As the meeting concluded today, members refused to speak to the press about what passed between them, and even Ms. Curosse herself was strangely tight lipped.
“I’m afraid I can’t comment on it,” she told our reporters. “But I will say this: I am committed to equal rights, now more than ever, and I know that I’m not alone. As a pureblood witch with a job and a supportive partner, I know that I can’t begin to imagine what werewolves have suffered in terms of discrimination, among other hardships. But I will fight for what I believe is right: and that’s equality.”
Ms. Curosse was backed up by Jaymes Tiffler, her partner in pushing for equal rights within the Wizengamot. The former Hogwarts student echoed Ms. Curosse’s sentiments. “I’ve been out among the protesters – I’ve spoken to as many werewolves and their families as I can, and it has only strengthened my resolve to see equal rights put into effect in our society.”
With the contents of the meeting sealed, the Daily Prophet can only speculate that the status quo remains the same, but the promise of another meeting on the horizon, as well as reshuffling of members of the departments of the Ministry of Magic to take place, we can expect that some more news to come to light before long.