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    Re: Man dies during G20 protests in London

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    CCTV Network to be Shut Down During G20 Summit

    Ruled illegal by some judge, no idea why

    Lol, Conservatives will be no different. They'll speed up the ID card probably with our fingerprints, eye scan and DNA in it :S
    Hey, your'e the ones who keep voting for them.

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    Good evening, London. Allow me first to apologize for this interruption. I do, like many of you, appreciate the comforts of every day routine- the security of the familiar, the tranquility of repetition. I enjoy them as much as any bloke. But in the spirit of commemoration, thereby those important events of the past usually associated with someone's death or the end of some awful bloody struggle, a celebration of a nice holiday, I thought we could mark this November the 5th, a day that is sadly no longer remembered, by taking some time out of our daily lives to sit down and have a little chat. There are of course those who do not want us to speak. I suspect even now, orders are being shouted into telephones, and men with guns will soon be on their way. Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who's to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn't be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you, and in your panic you turned to the now high chancellor, Adam Sutler. He promised you order, he promised you peace, and all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent. Last night I sought to end that silence. Last night I destroyed the Old Bailey, to remind this country of what it has forgotten. More than four hundred years ago a great citizen wished to embed the fifth of November forever in our memory. His hope was to remind the world that fairness, justice, and freedom are more than words, they are perspectives. So if you've seen nothing, if the crimes of this government remain unknown to you then I would suggest you allow the fifth of November to pass unmarked. But if you see what I see, if you feel as I feel, and if you would seek as I seek, then I ask you to stand beside me one year from tonight, outside the gates of Parliament, and together we shall give them a fifth of November that shall never, ever be forgot.

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    Re: Man dies during G20 protests in London

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Any evidence that the police were doing this?Is there any evidence that the police were actually trying to harm the people they were removing?
    LiveLeak.com - Police Attack Sit Down Protestors G20

    If you see the people talking to one another it backs what i said occured
    4.44pm:
    Things are turning "very nasty" on Queen Victoria Street, according to Paul Lewis. He says protesters trying to sit down in protest have been "pounded" by riot police with batons trying to drive them back towards the Bank of England.

    "I've just seen a girl unconscious being carried away, her whole face drenched in blood,"


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    Re: Man dies during G20 protests in London

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    Hey, your'e the ones who keep voting for them.
    I resent that!
    I vote Liberal Democrats and Green party!


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    Re: Man dies during G20 protests in London

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    The police was so vicious yesterday, unbelieveable
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    The police crossed the line and they provoked the protestors to attack. They have no one but themselves to blame
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    At times?
    This is British police ... when are they ever in the right?

    They are the ones who hyped this and caused the riots. I blame them
    Seems inconsistent with:

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    Overall the police did a wonderful job but there were moments in which they were the bad guys and not the protestors
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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    Re: Man dies during G20 protests in London

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Seems inconsistent with:
    You're right, at the beginning of the thread i was more angry with the police but when i reflected back on it a while ago and started seeing footage on BBC from the sky view - It was made harder for me to criticse all of them for what a minority of them did.

    But i still stand by the fact attacking the climate camp was unprovoked and uncalled for


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    Re: Man dies during G20 protests in London

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    I resent that!
    I vote Liberal Democrats and Green party!
    So you admit to being a socialist. Why don't you move to a socialist country?
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    Re: Man dies during G20 protests in London

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    You're right, at the beginning of the thread i was more angry with the police but when i reflected back on it a while ago and started seeing footage on BBC from the sky view - It was made harder for me to criticse all of them for what a minority of them did.

    But i still stand by the fact attacking the climate camp was unprovoked and uncalled for
    If your characterization of the actions of the police is prone to such a significant shift based on 15 minutes reflection, might I suggest not making such ridiculously inflammatory statements in the first place? It might spare you the indignity of changing your mind later on.
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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    Re: Man dies during G20 protests in London

    What was the point in this?
    No one was attacking the police and no one was damaging property ... And i don't understand how anyone can defend it

    Indymedia London | Videos | Show | film of police attack on G20 climate camp

    around 19:45 police push into the south side of the climate camp on bishopsgate. this short film shows the campers calling out "this is not a riot" and holding their arms in the air, while riot police surge forward wielding batons and shields in an unprovoked attack.

    bikes, tents and personal belongings were damaged and lost in the attack. several people were injured. reports of several arrests. at one point a small group of people are trapped between riot police coming in from a side entrance on the east, and more pushing up from the south.

    this footage must be seen by the justice committee on 'policing protests'. almost every one of their recommendations are broken. reports have come in of wide use of anti-terror legislation and also intimidation of photographers.


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    Re: Man dies during G20 protests in London

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    If your characterization of the actions of the police is prone to such a significant shift based on 15 minutes reflection, might I suggest not making such ridiculously inflammatory statements in the first place? It might spare you the indignity of changing your mind later on.
    It was not 15 minutes but my shift only has changed through reflection in a small way. I agree that the police overall did a good job but they did provoke and did attack the climate change people for no reason and some of their behaviour was questionable. Locking us in from all corners for hours does nothing but inflame


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    Re: Man dies during G20 protests in London

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    What was the point in this?
    No one was attacking the police and no one was damaging property ... And i don't understand how anyone can defend it

    Indymedia London | Videos | Show | film of police attack on G20 climate camp

    around 19:45 police push into the south side of the climate camp on bishopsgate. this short film shows the campers calling out "this is not a riot" and holding their arms in the air, while riot police surge forward wielding batons and shields in an unprovoked attack.

    bikes, tents and personal belongings were damaged and lost in the attack. several people were injured. reports of several arrests. at one point a small group of people are trapped between riot police coming in from a side entrance on the east, and more pushing up from the south.

    this footage must be seen by the justice committee on 'policing protests'. almost every one of their recommendations are broken. reports have come in of wide use of anti-terror legislation and also intimidation of photographers.
    I guess the glass breakage happen by itself. And knowing the police can ONLY get negative publicity, they decided to beatup people for no reason.
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