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G20 Police Brutality

Last week there were G20 protests were held in London and one man, Ian Tomlinson, died during the protests from an apparently unrelated heart attack. The police said that protesters hurled bottles as they tried to help the man, but over the last couple of days the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) started an investigation after it emerged that Tomlinson had ?contact? with police officers before collapsing.

Yesterday this video was released from a member of the public who filmed the incident and it is shocking. Tomlinson, who was not part of the protest, is hit on the legs with a baton and then pushed hard from behind by a malicious police officer and falls onto the ground. Minutes later he died of a heart attack. How can these not be related? The Guardian website, to whom the video was released, has a detailed account of the video so go over to their site to find out more.

If you want to read more independent comment on this then head on over to Liberal Conspiracy which has links to plenty of other blog posts relating to this.

2 Responses to ? G20 Police Brutality ?

  1. It?s outrageous, and heartbreaking. I hope that there are serious repercussions for those involved!

  2. Heard that on the news ? it sucks. You?d think the police is trained not to harm people?!

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