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Student fees protest: lawyers launch legal challenge to kettling

Posted By admin On December 16, 2010 @ 5:07 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

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Dec 16, 2010

Lawyers have launched a legal challenge to the police tactic of kettling during recent student demonstrations, claiming a breach of human rights.

The lawyers, acting for five of the thousands of demonstrators penned in by police last Thursday, have written to the commissioner for the Metropolitan police, Sir Paul Stephenson,arguing that kettling breaches European human rights legislation.

The latest student demonstration saw thousands of people descend on London to protest about the rise in tuition fees and the drastic cuts to post-16 education.

There were outbreaks of violence and several thousand demonstrators were kettled for hours in falling temperatures in three separate locations in central London.

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[4] Kettling of G20 protesters by police was illegal, high court rules: http://www.prisonplanet.com/kettling-of-g20-protesters-by-police-was-illegal-high-court-rules.html

[5] Student has emergency brain surgery after ‘being beaten around the head with police truncheon’ during protest: http://www.prisonplanet.com/student-has-emergency-brain-surgery-after-being-beaten-around-the-head-with-police-truncheon-during-protest.html

[6] Local Student Injured in RNC Protest: http://www.prisonplanet.com/local-student-injured-in-rnc-protest.html

[7] FBI launch investigation as shocking footage of police beating a student provokes outrage across the U.S.: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fbi-launch-investigation-as-shocking-footage-of-police-beating-a-student-provokes-outrage-across-the-u-s.html

[8] Anarchist student at the centre of St Paul’s protest is the son of a property tycoon: http://www.prisonplanet.com/anarchist-student-at-the-centre-of-st-pauls-protest-is-the-son-of-a-property-tycoon.html

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