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New video of police violence at G20 protest

Posted By admin On May 18, 2009 @ 10:51 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Jenny Booth
London Telegraph [1]
Monday, May 18, 2009

New video has emerged of police using force against protesters at the G20 summit of world leaders in the City of London.

The footage, filmed by an official legal observer and obtained by Sky News, shows officers in riot gear attempting to break up the makeshift climate camp at Bishopsgate on the evening of April 1, the main day of the summit.

One officer is shown using his shield repeatedly to hit at demonstrators sitting in the middle of the road. The officer next to him is seen hitting first with his shield, then leaning down towards the seated protesters and striking out with his fist.

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The organisers of the climate camp say they are preparing to lodge a judicial review of Scotland Yard’s actions.

In particular, Bindmans, the City law firm acting for the protesters, wants the police legally to justify the controversial practice of “kettling” – drawing a security cordon around a potential flashpoint and holding everyone inside captive for hours on end.

Protesters at the climate camp that night say they were held for more than four hours, before officers violently cleared the road.

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[1] London Telegraph: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article6311961.ece

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[3] Secret Police: ‘Maybe he just forgot’: Scotland Yard’s incredible excuse for police officer being spotted without ID during street protest: http://www.prisonplanet.com/secret-police-maybe-he-just-forgot-scotland-yards-incredible-excuse-for-police-officer-being-spotted-without-id-during-street-protest.html

[4] G20 Violence: Police Warn Of Further Clashes: http://www.prisonplanet.com/g20-violence-police-warn-of-further-clashes.html

[5] Protest over G20 police tactics: http://www.prisonplanet.com/protest-over-g20-police-tactics.html

[6] Police riot notebooks reveal brutal use of shields against G20 protesters: http://www.prisonplanet.com/police-riot-notebooks-reveal-brutal-use-of-shields-against-g20-protesters.html

[7] Police State Law Banning Protest Leads to Violence in Montreal: http://www.prisonplanet.com/police-state-law-banning-protest-leads-to-violence-in-montreal.html

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