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Police mount morning attacks against climate campers

sleepy eyes | 04.08.2008 05:37 | Climate Camp 2008 | Climate Chaos | Free Spaces | Repression | London | South Coast

Shortly after 5am this morning, police mounted an operation at the climate camp.

Several vans advanced on the main gate and a stand off ensued. During this distraction, large numbers of police attacked the rear gate, smashing windows of vehicles park at the rare gate. Police dogs units were posted while at least one vehicle was towed away. Many officers wore no shoulder numbers and refused to identify themselves or show warrant cards as they ordered people around. Several arrests were made as campers rushed to the scene.

The standoff at both gates is still taking place over an hour later and observers report more riot vans being dispatched to the camp. Batons were used to attack campers and a line of riot cops advanced. Medics were rushed to scene as reports of campers being attacked with pepper spray came in. Several more arrests were made and ambulances have been called to attend injuries.

sleepy eyes


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04.08.2008 06:28

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P.S. The police harassment over the last few days is clearly designed to disrupt and intimidate - blatant political policing intended to discourage people from attending and to marginalise the movement. Don't let it work!!! Phone your friends, talk to work mates, get them down here!

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