NEW G20 Police Brutality video from the climate camp protest in London SKY NEWS 18th May 09

New footage shows an officer using a police shield as a weapon on a G20 protester
G20 Police Face Legal Review On Tactics
A group of G20 protesters, who claim they were the victims of overly aggressive police tactics, say they are considering mounting a legal challenge against Scotland Yard. Lawyers acting for a group of climate camp demonstrators have put the Metropolitan police on notice that they may launch a Judicial Review of the tactics used to contain demonstrations.
Activists who staged the Bishopsgate climate camp want an explanation of how the Metropolitan Police handled the controversial City of London events last month.
Sky News has obtained exclusive new pictures of police attempts to break-up the climate camp on the evening of April 1.
They show one officer using his shield to hit out at demonstrators, who are sitting in the middle of the road. Another officer is seen apparently hitting out with his fist.
The climate campaigners’ legal representatives are also demanding that senior officers provide a legal basis for the practice known as “kettling”, where protesters are corralled into tight groups for extended periods of time. A “pre-action” legal letter is being submitted on their behalf to Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson by solicitors at London law firm Bindmans.
A spokesman for the group said it explains they will have no option but to seek a judicial review unless the force addresses their concerns.
Protesters have singled out decisions to hold climate camp participants in one place for more than four hours and then to forcibly clear the road.
Solicitor John Halford said justification for “kettling” a peaceful demonstration remains “entirely opaque”.
He said no reason has been given as to why people were held for so long and it was not clear if the force used by police was “reasonable”.
Protester Hugh Morris said: “The policing of climate camp in the City was totally disproportionate and in all probability unlawful.
“Yet again we are faced with another David and Goliath battle in the courts to put this right when the real battle should be in halting climate change, after all, that’s why we were in Bishopsgate.”
Activists are busy raising £40,000 for a legal fighting fund, although it is believed many of those bringing cases are entitled to legal aid.
Several reviews and inquiries are already under way after a barrage of complaints of police brutality during the demonstrations.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is probing four allegations of violence by police officers and claims the media were misled by the Met.
The most high-profile complaint followed the death of newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson after he was hit with a baton and pushed to the ground.
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14 thoughts on “NEW G20 Police Brutality video from the climate camp protest in London SKY NEWS 18th May 09

    SpAcYmEn

    (March 5, 2010 - 1:23 pm)

    the protests shall …
    the protests shall go on
    the protests shall be stronger every time

    the United States of Bullshit shall fall

    The Old europe shall fall

    Enough is Enough!

    MetalManDan7

    (March 5, 2010 - 1:23 pm)

    Being attached to …
    Being attached to the US is like having a siamese twin with downcindrom. Its hard not to stare and be concerned. We do have alot to talk about (possible july election), but some of us can handle more than one country on our plate. I would be more interested in what going on in other countrys if my country was all about hegemony like yours clearly is (if you do live in the US) i am and i dont live in a crazy country. Because i care about the world not just myself.

    JudiG

    (March 5, 2010 - 1:23 pm)

    Ah yes. Canadians …
    Ah yes. Canadians haven’t much to talk about regarding their own country, do they?

    thegocc

    (March 5, 2010 - 1:23 pm)

    COPCOMPLAINTS . COM
    COPCOMPLAINTS . COM

    FreeYolanda

    (March 5, 2010 - 1:23 pm)

    In Odessa Tx they …
    In Odessa Tx they send innocent people to prison. Watch the FreeYolanda video and see the corruption in Texas.

    TurboGC8

    (March 5, 2010 - 1:23 pm)

    been going on in …
    been going on in the UK since before USA existed

    mykoniato

    (March 5, 2010 - 1:23 pm)

    it is our fault …
    it is our fault that we have allowed this to happened. Since when protesting is illegal ? Since when police officers have the right to tazer, hit, torture on a legal protest? police officers are brainwashed by the media and the goverment.

    RealPublic

    (March 5, 2010 - 1:23 pm)

    First USA, now UK, …
    First USA, now UK, what next?

    Soulfree2008

    (March 5, 2010 - 1:23 pm)

    No doubt,,, how are …
    No doubt,,, how are you..? Havent seen you on a vid since our furious battle with Hfl2005 and the fema vid! cheers!

    DianeDi

    (March 5, 2010 - 1:23 pm)

    Thanks for posting. …
    Thanks for posting… if it wasn`t for this channel I wouldn`t have any idea what was going on over there….

    MetalManDan7

    (March 5, 2010 - 1:23 pm)

    So is this …
    So is this democracy or totalitarianism? I’m glad I dont live in the US or UK.

    SlaveStorm

    (March 5, 2010 - 1:23 pm)

    Yes, like he said …
    Yes, like he said it’s not just one bad apple, it’s their SOP, standard operating procedure. They have to be intimidating, the only thing stopping people from doing any real problem solving is fear.

    I’m convinced by the evidence that all the police brutality and killings are just part of the SOP as well. They want to create the impression that resistance is not only futile, it’s down right dangerous.

    Our so called mob rule democracies are all slipping back into tyranny. The illusion is fading.

    Soulfree2008

    (March 5, 2010 - 1:23 pm)

    Serve the Elites, …
    Serve the Elites, and protect Their interests…
    And revenue collection…
    That is what police are for now… :/

    stegalXX

    (March 5, 2010 - 1:23 pm)

    ACAB. This behave …
    ACAB. This behave will be revenged, and anger against the pigs will grow. About me i will now do the most democratic thing to do: share this video! Expose you! Those people are protesting against the climate change, trying to protect the same air that your kids, the little pigs, will breath like us all. You are no more considered by me as a protective force, you are just fascists.

    My name is Stefan, an hard working and a loving family father.

    SHAME ON YOU!

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