UK Repression Newswire Archive
10-04-2009 14:46Maria Gallastegui from the Parliament Square Peace Strike was arrested under s132 SOCPA yesterday when she went with a delegation of Tamil women to Downing Street to demand that they be seen by someone in the Government about the crisis in Sri Lanka and the young hunger strikers in Parliament Square. They were told that the Government were all on holiday. See 2nd press release below.
10-04-2009 11:11I wanted to share some resources to help heal after the police brutality on the streets and at the convergence centres. Also a call to those who were there (or have had negative feelings if your were not there but stuff came up) to take good care of each other, ask for help and someone to listen.
10-04-2009 10:12A protest against the death of Ian Tomlinson and the growing use of violent tactics by police against protesters will take place 1 pm Saturday 11 April, Grey's Monument, Newcastle
10-04-2009 00:58An extended community of old aged pensioners are held for an hour and a half by British authorities in Calais. Five are interrogated with malice, and three have £200 each worth of legally exportable tobacco confiscated. This is an eyewitness account which finds that this is not an isolated incident, but a pattern of regular brutality by these officers.
09-04-2009 23:19Visteon workers leave the factory the have been accupying for nine days.
09-04-2009 21:21We're arresting you for speeding.
What's the speed limit, officer?
The speed limit is secret.
Shortly after 9pm on Tuesday March 24, Wikileaks related buildings in Dresden and Jena, were raided by 11 plain clothes German police http://wikileaks.org/wiki/Hausdurchsuchung_bei_WikiLeaks.de_Domaininhaber .
09-04-2009 20:44The American tourist who captured on video what may have been the second assault on Ian Tomlinson by the Police, has done us a great favour.
09-04-2009 18:21Press Statement by Arundhati Roy for the Release of Dr Binayak Sen
Issued at the Raipur Satyagraha for the Release of Dr Binayak Sen
09-04-2009 11:40A response from a Fitwatch blogger to the death of Ian Tomlinson and the policing of the G20.
bbc article with commentary
09-04-2009 07:26Commemorating the 15th Anniversary of the Kagame Dictatorship's War Crimes Victory in Rwanda - Human Rights Watch, Alison Des Forges and Disinformation on Central Africa
08-04-2009 22:12Britain was once famous for its unarmed and relatively restrained police force, but the death of a man at last week's G20 protests in London has brought into focus serious concerns with a new aggressive form of policing. Former police chief Andy Hayman today warned  that "If left unchecked, we have a more violent crowd in uniform than the one demonstrating."
Here I give my account of the protests and the police tactics used. This article was written several days prior to the release of the video  showing Ian Tomlinson, the man who died at the protests, being beaten and pushed by a baton-wielding policeman shortly before his death.
08-04-2009 12:42A former commissioner at the Independent Police Complaints Commission lays bare its failings
08-04-2009 11:06at about 19:45, riot police attacked the south end of the bishopsgate climate camp. as a result of my film ( http://london.indymedia.org.uk/videos/993) i've had a lot of emails, and i'm trying to put together an official complaint with the help of other journalists.
08-04-2009 10:14With the recent hype of Ian Tomlinson's death and the dangerous tactics used by the police on the G20 protesters we might have forgotten what happened during protests against Israel's attacks on the population of Gaza last January.
08-04-2009 00:02The policing at the G20 protests was extremely violent and agressive. Peaceful protesters were attacked and beaten, many of them suffering injuries. We`ve all seen the videos of police laying into the climate campers who stood there with their hands in the air calmly stating "this is not a riot". And now we see film evidence that Ian Tomlinson, who was not even a protester, was brutally attacked from behind with a baton, before being shoved hard to the ground by a vicious cop. Ian Tomlinson died minutes later - I call this MURDER and it happened on Jacqui Smith`s watch!!