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On the Thursday following the G20 protests, two squatted social centres in East London were raided by riot police, apparently looking for instigators of the attacks on the Royal Bank of Scotland. RampART Social Centre, which has existed for more than four years, and a newly opened Convergence Centre in Earl Street were both being used to house and feed protesters throughout the period of the G20 summit. In both cases, the police acted illegally but, other than a brief report in the Independent which referred to unwarranted violence, the raids remained largely unreported. In both buildings, people were subjected to physical violence and verbal abuse and those that were arrested were later 'de-arrested' for lack of any supporting evidence. Our only 'crime', it seems, is that we are political activists and squatters and thus deemed to be suitable targets.
read on at: http://london.indymedia.org.uk/articles/1181On the Thursday following the G20 protests, two squatted social centres in East London... more
As the accusations against the Metropolitan Police's handling of the protests in London on April 1st continue, the Guardian has published most of the video evidence it has collected in one place.
Here you see the moments leading to the death of Ian Tomlinson, the woman assaulted at a vigil for him, the police charging the media, demanding the media leave the area and stop reporting 'under section of the public order act" and intimidating journalists with arrest and imprisonment.
There is also plenty of video of other acts of random police violence and plain clothes officers sporting batons.
Click the link above to see all the videos.As the accusations against the Metropolitan Police's handling of the protests in... more