NCAFC statement on DayX2 london demo policingTagged as: cuts dayx dayx2 demo2010 repression social_struggles solidarity workers_struggles
After, in good faith, having provided thorough information and help to the London Metropolitan Police yesterday, the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts
is appalled with the police aggressiveness towards students protesters in London today.
Whitehall had been, despite the Met’s agreement with the route to follow, pre-emptively blocked.
Several police vans (including one with horses for the mounted police) have been deployed in such a manner that can only be described as conspicuous bullying.
Such misleading actions on behalf of a state institution are deplorable and unacceptable.
There are rumours of tear gas, unreasoned physical violence towards very young people and general victimisation of protesters.
Preventing the public from their democratic right to protest peacefully is a shame to any country describing itself as liberal and democratic.