It's not just a street parliament. At the "Speakers' Corner" everyone can stand on a stool and speak at will. People who are present or arrive especially at the park gather around the speakers and listen to them. There are those who make remarks to the speakers, interrupt or protest against their opinions. Others just giggle or remain fascinated ... it is democracy at its best.
These are not just hipsters or enthusiastic young people. Some are elderly folk looking to "educate", others opinionated students, Christians and Muslims who explain how their religion is better than other, and many political opinions.
Some of the speakers here are particularly intelligent. People like Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin and George Orwell, all legendary in their respective fields spoke here in the past. In contrast, some of the speakers who come today may simply poke fun or provoke arguments and ridicule...
The practice of the speeches has been partially preserved to this day, and every Sunday you can hear various speakers addressing political and economic topics, just to name a few.