UK Repression Newswire Archive
07-04-2009 23:53Ian Tomlinson died at G20 Meltdown in the city on 1st April. People are gathering. Flowers will be laid.
07-04-2009 22:38Follow the link to see the Metropolitan Police beating Ian Tomlinson just before he died.
07-04-2009 22:27The media coverage of the G20 protests has been systematically biased, writes Musab Younis - ignoring the violent policing, the tactic of open-air imprisonment of demonstrators, and the real chronology of events. “It has taken remarkable obedience by the press,” writes Musab, “to refuse to ask some simple and obvious questions.”
07-04-2009 18:05There are more than 2000 Tamils in Parliament square at time of me writing including many women with children and babies and many old people. They are determined not to go home until their demands are heard. Whatever happened to SOCPA legislation... Police repression remains heavy, many people have been injuried. Please go and support. Sleeping bags needed!
The video clearly shows the police attacking Ian Tomlinson from behind. Walking away from riot police with his hands in his pockets, he is attacked by a riot cop and falls to the ground. Attended to by a protestor, he gets up only to later collapse and die.
07-04-2009 17:20As has been said numerous times now, we need to take stock of the police riot on April 1st 2009 during the G20 protests. Although none of the tactics were that new, the level of intimidation and repression of public protest was entirely something different. I suppose this is the way things will be from now on. With this is mind, it's a time of learning from the past and from the G20 protests.
For four month now, the legal & media spectacle titled "The Tarnac affair" won't come to an end. Was Julien Coupat to come out of prison for Christmas? For New Year's Eve then? Or would Friday the 13th be his lucky day? No. In the end 'we' will keep him a bit longer in jail, locked into his new role as 'leader of an invisible cell'.
Protestors against lack of British support for the Tamil people and the recent offensive by the Sri Lankan Government against them continue into a second day.
06-04-2009 21:08The "Kettle" is best known for having been used in the May Day protests at Oxford Circus in 2001, after which it became the subject of a civil action, brought by one of those contained and only finally resolved by the law lords (in the police's favour) in January this year.
06-04-2009 19:41The central square "piazza missori" [comparable for example with muntplein in amsterdam] for 6 hours completed isolated and surrounded by more than 1000 riot policemen: at the square fascists from whole europe -as france, italy, hungary, england, and so on- gathered for a meeting in Hotel Cavalieri [owned by a wellknown fascist]. There were just 200-300 of the scum...
06-04-2009 14:08Tamil protestors block Westminster bridge.
In a series of articles following, Andy Worthington, journalist and author of The Guantánamo Files, follows up on a Parliamentary meeting in the House of Commons on Monday, March 30th 2009 - "Britain's Guantánamo? The use of secret evidence and evidence based on torture in the UK courts," chaired by Diane Abbott MP - with four articles examining how and why the British government has turned its back on the principles of open justice, and five statements made by prisoners held on the basis of secret evidence.
Most marchers waited patiently for the cops to leave. Some threw the gas back and generally harassed the Police until the moment they withdrew.
05-04-2009 13:45An article in today's Observer newspaper states that the "police assaulted bystander who died in G20 protests". Three independent witnesses have come forward with corroborative statements telling how he was violently assaulted.