Saturday, 11 April 2009

G20 Death -- Fix British Protest Policing

This is the latest call for action by Avaaz: G20 Death -- Fix British Protest Policing

"Peaceful protest is an essential part of our democracy. But at the G20 demonstrations last week it was threatened by flawed policing -- targeting the peaceful majority instead of isolating the handful of troublemakers. Watch one of the many videos which have shocked the nation, and let's stop this from ever happening again. "

The death of Ian Tomlinson at the G20 protest is appalling. The video evidence shows that the police are no longer facilitating peaceful protest but are actively trying to stop it. Please sign the petition and let us hope that the masked policeman that attacked an innocent bystander is brought to justice also also that his bosses are held to account too. They are clearly sanctioning illegal attempts to intimidate protestors and trying to stop legitimate protests.

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