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London Mexican embassy protest video - 30/10/06

Oscar Beard | 04.11.2006 16:30 | Oaxaca Uprising | Repression | Social Struggles | London | World

A rough video rush of the London Mexican Embassy protest on 30 October 2006.

Despite the Scotland Yard Press office releasing a statement claiming the protestors tried to gain entry into the embassy and in the process injured two police officers - one on the hand, one on the leg, no hospital treatment needed - this video catches the being of the violence and shows clearly one officer kicking into the crowd of samba players.

It is this one incident, clearly started because the officer was unable to handle the tense and loud but peaceful demonstration.

The video also shows this one officer is clearly up for confrontation, as he passes through the crowd he deliberately knocks a female protestor out the way.

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Display the following 6 comments

  1. Excellent work Mr. Beard — Photojournalist
  2. What would you do?-Mexican Embassy protest — Tim Johnson
  3. Policing — Kevin Creasey
  4. Under pressure — ChrisS
  5. comment — James Tomlinson
  6. just...... — tacho