Student protests: Met under fire for charging at demonstrators
Video footage on YouTube shows mounted police riding at speed into a crowd of around 1,000 protesters in London
FROM YOUTUBE :-
I wasn’t planning on uploading this, I assumed the BBC would mention it along with their coverage of all the other protests, they haven’t.
These protesters are not those who were kettled outside the treasury building, we weren’t allowed in for that, after some kids had started fires and thrown some sticks n junk at the police lines separating us from the main protest they began to move forward.
This happened about an hour and a half after police started pushing us back, they had already deployed the cavalry 3 times, although those instances were less aggressive than this one.
I have decided to follow the anticuts campaign and make a documentary out of all the footage I gather, so this will eventually be in there.
THIS WOMAN IS REPORTING EXACTLY WHAT I EXPERIENCED IN AMSTERDAM ON OCTOBER 1ST. PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATORS THAT HAD BROUGHT THIER KIDS AND INCLUDED PREGNANT WOMAN WHERE DELIBERATELY KETTLED (BLOCKED) BY POLICE AND THEN HORSE CHARGED!! I MUST SAY THE AMSTERDAM POLICE WHERE A BIT MORE BRUTAL…BUT THEN SO WAS THE LOCAL AMSTERDAMMERS RESPONSE
FROM MY POST EUROPE AWAKES TO THE SOUND OF RIOTING :-
What I saw at this demonstration was POLICE PROVOCATION and PRE-MEDITATED VIOLENCE.!! The protestors had walked throught the city without incident. People had brought THIER CHILDREN to the demo NOT WEAPONS!! The police brought the weapons ,clubs, horses ,gas. The demo was just finishing ,there had been a STREET DISCO going on and a symbolic house squatting took place. Th demonstrators where now TRYING TO LEAVE THE AREA ! The demostrators had put on “vegetarian wraps” for the demonstrators ,just up the road a few 100 metres. THE RIOT POLICE BLOCKED THIER EXIT ,KETTELING THEY CALL IT, AND HORSE CHARGED THE BACK OF THE DEMO, CHILDREN, PREGANT WOMEN ,EVERYBODY,BEATEN WITH CLUBS!!!!!!
THAT WAS WHY THE PEOPLE FOUGHT BACK IN SELF DEFENCE!!!!!!
THE RIOT POLICE USED GAS THAT WAS 6 YEARS OUT OF DATE!!!
LUCKILY THE RIOT POLICE GASSED THEMSELVES AS THEY FIRED IT INTO THE WIND ….. THEY ARE JUST NOT THAT BRIGHT , BUT THEY ARE THAT VIOLENT.
THE POLICE WHERE FILMED BEATING UP A PROTESTOR(FEMALE) LYING ON THE GROUND. THE LOCAL HOSPITAL HAS MADE A COMPLAINT AGAINST THE POLICE BRUTALLITY AS WELL.
IT TOOK 6 RIOT POLICE TO TAKE THIS TEENAGE GIRL OUT, AND CRACK HER HEAD OPEN!!
PLEASE CHECK THE VIDEO ON THIS PAGE.IT SHOWS THE FAMILIES WITH SMALL CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE DEMONSTRATING PEACFULLY AND IN GOOD HUMOUR.SHORTLY BEFORE THEY WHERE GASSED AND HORSE CHARGED AND BEATEN BY THE AMSTERDAM POLICE!!!!
NEEDLESS TO SAY NO-ONE WAS CHARGED!
BUT IF I RODE A LARGE HORSE INTO A FAMILY CROWD OF PEOPLE SWINGING A CLUB ,I WOULD BE PUT AWAY FOR A LONG TIME!!
THE MSM SPIN HAS ALREADY BEGUN ,SUPPORTTING “POOR” ARMED RIOT POLICE BEING ATTACKED BY “VIOLENT” UNARMED PROTESTORS WITH THIER KIDS (THE DEMO WAS OVER THEY WHERE TRYING TO GET TO THIER VEGETARIANS WRAPS!!!!)….
THE POLICE AND MSM ARE TELLING LIES AND PROTECTING THUGS ,ITS ALL MSM LIES AND PATHETIC EXCUSES, BUT WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM THE PRO-WAR PEOPLE?!!?…DECENCY AND THE TRUTH?!?!!?
A SIMILAR PICTURE OF POLICE BRUTALITY IMERGES FROM THE CANADIAN DEMOSTRATIONS
THE NEW LOOK OF WESTERN FREEDOM!!
FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY, 21ST CENTURY CANADIAN STYLE
June-26,2010 – The police finally move in on protesters who refused to move, kicking some to get up just south of the Legislature.
Tens of thousands came out to protest the G20 meetings this afternoon. They marshalled at Queen’s Park and marched through the streets. Richard Lautens/Toronto Star
IT IS THE FACT THAT IN THE WEST WE ARE A “REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY” IN THE SAME WAY A PHOTO REPRESENTS AN OBJECT, BUT IS NOT THE OBJECT, REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY IS NOT DEMOCRACY ITS ELECTED DICTATORSHIP.IF WE WHERE A TRUE (DIRECT) DEMOCRACY WE WOULD OF HAD A VOTE ON SUCH AN ISSUE , JUST LIKE THE DEMOCRACTIC ICELANDICS. WHO DECIDED NOT TO OBEY THIER GOVERNMENT AND NOT TO BAILOUT THE BANKERS.
THEY WHERE CORRECT , THEY ARE DOING BETTER THAN THE REST OF EUROPE! SO WHO’S LAUGHING AT ICELAND TODAY?…AND WHY ARE WE STILL LISTENING TO CORRUPT POLITIONS BAILING OUT CORRUPT UNPROFITABLE BANKERS?
Iceland Is No Ireland as State Free of Bank Debt, Grimsson Says
Iceland’s President Olafur R. Grimsson said his country is better off than Ireland thanks to the government’s decision to allow the banks to fail two years ago and because the krona could be devalued.
ACTUALLY IT WAS THE PEOPLES DESCION NOT THE GOVERNMENTS. THE ICELANDIC GOVERNMENT DECIDED TO BAILOUT THE BANKERS ,THE DIRECT DEMOCRACY ICELANDERS VOTED NO AND ARRESTED THE BANKERS AND THE PRIME MINISTER!!!!…… BUT I DO NOT EXPECT BLOOMBERG TO GET ITS FACTS RIGHT ON THIS SUBJECT “Icelanders are also angry that only the former PM is being charged. One commenter on the Ice News article noted, “Is this not a total betrayal of the people?” And criminal, to reasonable minds.”
“The difference is that in Iceland we allowed the banks to fail,” Grimsson said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s Mark Barton today. “These were private banks and we didn’t pump money into them in order to keep them going; the state did not shoulder the responsibility of the failed private banks.”
“How far can we ask ordinary people — farmers and fishermen and teachers and doctors and nurses — to shoulder the responsibility of failed private banks,” said Grimsson. “That question, which has been at the core of the Icesave issue, will now be the burning issue in many European countries.”
“The taxpayer has no realistic prospect of being able to save their banks, such is the magnitude of their bad loans and their extraordinary dependence on central bank support,” wrote Michael Derks, chief strategist in London at foreign-exchange firm FXPro. “Both junior and senior bondholders in these insolvent banks need to suffer huge haircuts,” he said.
Forcing bond holders to “share the burden,” may help the euro region remain intact, Derks wrote.
BUT THAT IS DIRECT DEMOCRACY FOR YOU
MEANWHILE IN THE “REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY” UK…NO VOTE OR VOICE FOR THE COMMON PEOPLE ….CRIMINAL BANKERS AND POLITIONS ARE FREE TO WALK THE STREETS AND THE POLICE ARE CAUGHT LYING AGAIN AND BEATING UP THE LOCALS!!!
Scotland Yard is under mounting pressure after video footage emerged of officers on horseback charging into a crowd of protesters during a demonstration against rises in university tuition fees, 24 hours after they denied that horses charged the crowd.
Footage posted on YouTube showed mounted police riding at speed into a crowd of around 1,000 protesters who had gathered south of Trafalgar Square on Wednesday night.
Asked about whether there were horse charges at a meeting of the Metropolitan Police Authority the following day, the Met commissioner, Sir Paul Stephenson, replied: “Certainly that’s not … I was at the debrief last night, there was no reference to that whatsoever and I have no reference to it.”
SO THE RIOT POLICE ARE FULL OF LIARS AND THUGS THEN
In a statement released after the YouTube footage was released, the Met said: “The use of police horses to disperse and distance the crowd was an appropriate and proportionate tactic at that time in the given circumstances.”
POLICE HAVE A REPUTATION FOR THUGGERY AND BEING LIARS
The force’s public order tactics have been under intense scrutiny following last year’s controversial handling of the G20 protests, which resulted in the death of newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson. The force was later investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission over allegations it “deliberately misled” the public over Tomlinson’s death. The IPCC concluded its inquiry last year, but the findings have yet to be published.
THERE IS ALSO A LOT OF EVIDENCE FOR POLICE PRE-MEDITATED VIOLENCE AND MURDER IN THE CASE OF IAN TOMLINSON
The G20 security operation was codenamed “Operation Glencoe”, The Guardian reported speculation among protesters that the operation had been named after the 1692 Glencoe massacre in the Scottish Highlands; a spokesman for the Met said before the protests that the police were “up for it”!
The Guardian alleges that he may have removed his shoulder number and covered the bottom of his face with his balaclava before hitting Tomlinson. The Daily Mail writes that this image shows the officer’s shoulder ID was missing. According to The Mail on Sunday, TSG officers have been known to swap shoulder IDs, then claim, if accused of wrongdoing, that their unit was elsewhere at the time and that it must be a case of mistaken identity
Second expert has ‘no doubt’ PC’s actions contributed to G20 death . Pathologist who carried out second postmortem on Ian Tomlinson makes his views public for first time
PLAIN AND SIMPLE THIS IS STATE MURDER
No charge for police officer over G20 protest death
(Reuters) – A riot squad officer, filmed shoving a man to the ground during violent G20 protests in London last year, will not face criminal charges over his death, Britain’s chief prosecutor said on Thursday.
The video of the police charge was taken when students, some hurling missiles at police,(quite possibly Agent Provocatuers the police dressed as black bloc anarchists,) congregating to call for the release of fellow protesters trapped inside a police cordon for six hours. The footage was shot by Fred Tscepp, a 22-year-old graduate from Brunel University.
The charge – believed to be one of two horse charges in the space of an hour missed by TV cameras – sparked panic in the crowd, which included school pupils, at least two mothers who had come to collect children and a pregnant woman.
Eleven witnesses came forward to confirm they were charged by horses around 7pm, in an incident that was also witnessed by journalists.
Moments after the horse charge, the video shows a pregnant woman in considerable distress.
The radio station LBC 97.3 identified the woman, named Anastasia, who said she was pushed by the horse into a corner. “I thought: ‘That’s the end of me and the baby’, that’s the idea that went through my head,” she said.
THE METROPOLITAN POLICE REALLY HAVE IT IN FOR ANYONE NAMED TOMLINSON
Sara Tomlinson, 45, and Margot Turner, 55, two mothers, also confirmed they were charged when they arrived to collect their children, who were being held inside the kettle. “We were running and trying not to fall over,” said Tomlinson.
I BET YOU WHERE, WE REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED TO THE LAST TOMLINSON THAT FELL OVER RUNNING FROM THE UK POLICE ,HE NEVER GOT UP AGAIN!!
Jenny Love, 22, who graduated from Bath University in July, said: “When the horses charged I was fairly near the front of the demo, where we were very tightly packed in, and found myself very quickly on the floor where I assumed the foetal position and covered my head while people simply ran over me.”
BUT THE STUDENTS WILL NOT SUBMIT TO VIOLENCE..THE PROTESTS CONTINUE .WELL DONE STUDENTS!!
Yesterday student occupations were continuing in at least nine universities – including sit-ins in Leeds, Cambridge, Manchester, Edinburgh, University College London, Brighton, Newcastle and the School of African and Oriental Studies in London. More than 16,000 people are signed up for the next day of action on Tuesday.
The government plans to raise the basic threshold for tuition fees at English universities to £6,000 a year, with institutions allowed to charge up to £9,000 in “exceptional circumstances”.
Langlands said that as fees went up it was important that students received value for money.
THE IRISH PROTESTS CONTINUE!!! THEY TOO DO NOT WANT TO BE SOLD AS DEBT SLAVES TO CORRUPT BANKERS AND POLITIONS!!!
Ireland bailout protest draws 100,000 to Dublin streets
Demonstrators protesting austerity measures throw fireworks at gardaí protecting the Dáil from anarchist groups
One of the largest demonstrations in the Irish Republic’s history brought more than 100,000 people on to Dublin’s streets in protest over the international bailout and four years of austerity ahead.
Fireworks were thrown at gardai outside the gates of the Dail as protesters shouted: “Burn it down, burn it down.” Extra police were rushed to the scene to surround the ad hoc demonstration by leftwing and anarchist groups, who also set fire to a picture of the taoiseach, Brian Cowen.
Among those on the main march there was deep anger that most of the €80bn-plus from the EU and IMF will be used to shore up Ireland’s ailing banks.
Mick Wallace, who has had to lay off 100 of his workers due to the crash in the construction industry, said it was time the Irish became more militant: “We are far too quiet. We should be more like the French and get on to the streets more often. Because our politicians go over to Europe and tell the EU that our people do not demonstrate, they don’t take to the streets. It’s time we changed that and openly opposed what is going on.”
Jimmy Purdy, 77, was at the demonstration outside Dublin’s General Post Office – the scene of the 1916 Easter Rising. “I have lived through three recessions and I think this could be the worst one yet,” he said. “I’m here because I’m angry that the EU are telling us to cut euros off the minimum wage and boss Irish workers around while the people that caused this crisis get off scot-free.”
OF COURSE THE EU POLITIONS TOLD US THE WORST IS ALREADY OVER
Worst of the economic crisis is over, says EU chief
Published Date: 08 September 2010
By David Maddox
THE head of the European Union has claimed that the worst of the economic crisis is over and the recovery is accelerating
“As I look back at how we have reacted, I believe that we have withstood the test . . . My message to each and every European is that you can trust the European Union to do what it takes to secure your future.”
…INCOMPITENCE OR BARE FACED LIES?? YOU CHOOSE…..PERSONALLY I WOULD NOT TRUST THEM WITH MY KIDS POCKET MONEY!!!
THE STUDENTS HAVE THE RIGHT IDEA https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/11/11/50000-on-streets-as-uk-students-fury-descends-in-fire-smashed-glass/
THEY ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES….. https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/06/28/the-dawning-of-mass-self-awarness-a-tale-of-sleeping-giants-and-paper-tigers/
WHEN JOHN PILGER CALLS FOR DIRECT ACTION ,WE KNOW THERE IS SOMETHING SERIOUS GOING ON https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/11/06/the-party-game-is-over-stand-and-fight-john-pilger-calls-for-direct-action-now/
AND HEROES COME IN MANY FORMS…… https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/10/04/a-tribute-to-kanellos-freedom-fighter-and-mans-best-friend/
HERE’S MY SIMPLE SOLUTION https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/how-do-we-achieve-freedom-liberty-and-democracy-without-fuss-or-bloodshed/
IMHO LIBERTARIAN SOCIALISM IS THE POLITICAL SOLUTION AND DIRECT DEMOCRACY THE POLITICAL MODEL
I REMEBER THE POLL TAX RIOTS AND THE MINERS STRIKES AND THE STUDENT DEMOS OF THE 1980’S. THE NEXT DEMO I ATTEND I WILL ARRIVE PREPARED. PADDED CLOTHING WITH LEATHER JACKET ,MASK ,HEAD PROTECTION, CALTROPS, BANGERS AND SPRAY PAINT ….AND MAYBE EVEN SOME MACE SPRAY
NOTHING LETHAL , BUT I WILL BRING A HORSE DOWN WITH CALTROPS IF ITS ABOUT TO RUN OVER KIDS AND PREGNANT WOMEN…..WITHOUT HESITATION!!! I WOULD SPRAY PIANT THE VISOR OF ANY CLUB WEILDING POLICE THUG.
WHY NOT THE POLICE DO, THEY BRING GAS AND CLUBS AND THEY SWAP BADGES ETC WHICH IS PRE-MEDITATION AND THEY EVEN MURDER PROTESTORS REGULARLY….DEFENDING YOURSELF IS JUST SELF-DEFENCE….REMEMBER THE STATE WILL PROTECT ITS BOOT BOY THUGS ,EVEN IF THEY MURDER YOU!!!! … THAT IS THE VERY REASON THE AMERICANS HAVE THE RIGHT TO BARE ARMS IN THIER CONSTITUTION!!!
ITS FOR SHOOTING PEOPLE LIKE THE METROPOLITAN OR AMSTERDAM , ETC. POLICE FORCE, THAT TRY TO BEAT US INTO SUBMISSION AT THE WHIM OF SOME DOMESTIC DICTATOR !!
I HAVE FRIENDS SHOOTING POLICE IN AFGHANISTAN ,APPARENTLY FOR FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY AS WELL ….AND THEY ARE GETTING MEDALS FOR IT FROM OUR GOVERNMENT DICTATORS!!!!
“All government, of course, is against liberty. The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. Most people want security in this world, not liberty.”
“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out… without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable. It doesn’t take a majority to make a rebellion; it takes only a few determined leaders and a sound cause.”
“Whether the mask is labeled Fascism, Democracy, or Dictatorship or the Proletariat, our great adversary remains the Apparatus-the bureaucracy, the police, the military…. No matter what the circumstances, the worst betrayal will always be to subordinate ourselves to this Apparatus, and to trample underfoot, in its service, all human values in ourselves and in others.”– The French worker philosopher Simone Weil,1945
History was begun in mythology by an act of disobedience , it may well end in reality with an act of obedience.
Its is humanities diversity that will save us
It is humanities conformity that will kill us!
HUMANITY UNITED IN DIVERSITY!!!
HINT …IF YOU HAVE TO PUT ON A UNIFORM TO LIVE ,..PLEASE ,PLEASE ,PLEASE …….GET A LIFE, AND START MAKING YOUR OWN DESICIONS!!!!
PROTEST AND SURVIVE , DO NOT SUBMIT TO VIOLENCE!!
IF WE TOLERANT THIS, THEN OUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT!!!