Saturday, 11 April 2009
PROTESTING IS NOT A CRIME
STOP POLICE BRUTALITY
MARCH IN COMMEMORATION OF IAN TOMLINSON
SATURDAY 11 APRIL: ASSEMBLE 11.30 AM BETHNAL GREEN POLICE STATION
Stop the War is supporting the march in commemoration of Ian Tomlinson who died at the G20 protest this Saturday. Please wear black and bring flowers to lay where he died.
PROTESTING IS NOT A CRIME.
PROTEST 5PM, THURSDAY APRIL 16TH NEW SCOTLAND YARD 8 -10 BROADWAY SW1H OBG Called by Stop the War Coalition, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, British Muslim Initiative and others. The tragic death of Ian Tomlinson at the G20 protests confirms what the Stop the War Coalition has been saying for some time; that the police's current attitude towards protest is confrontational, provocative and dangerous. In June 2008 the Metropolitan police banned and attempted to criminalise a protest at the visit of George Bush to London. They have since tried to bring serious charges against up to 20 participants. In January this year they brutally attacked demonstrators protesting against the Israeli invasion of Gaza. Since then the police have raided the homes of some of those that protested. The tactics of forcible corralling - so called 'kettling', police assaults on overwhelmingly peaceful protestors and home raids on participants add up to to a major attack on the right to protest. The Stop the War Coalition, the British Mulsim Initiative and Palestine Solidarity Campaign and others have called a protest at Scotland Yard on Thursday April 16th to demand action on these issues. We ask all our supporters to attend this protest.