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August 1: Parliament Square - video

Jason N. Parkinson | 06.08.2005 20:46 | SOCPA | Repression | Social Struggles | London

Police use Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill on peaceful protesters for the first time.

Footage from the Monday August 1 demonstration on Parliament Square.

Police used the SOCPB for the first time against peaceful demonstrators, despite there being confusion, even in Scotland Yard press office whether the bill was enforced from August 1 or August 6.

Five people were arrested for participating in an unauthorised demonstration, Lindsey German (STW) who organised the event, disappeared before the police moved in and was not later arrested for organising the illegal demo.

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