Stop police violence towards protesters

It should not be the protesters like me who are on trial, it is the police who should be in the dock to answer for their inexcusable actions.

– Jody McIntyre in the Independent.

Last week a Metropolitan Police investigation concluded that officers were “justified” in twice pulling Jody McIntyre from his wheelchair and striking him with a baton on the tuition fees protests in 2010. Next week Alfie Meadows, who nearly died from a brain haemorrhage after being hit on the head with a baton will be in court on a charge of violent disorder.

By criminalising protesters and whitewashing police violence, these actions are an attempt to intimidate and undermine a growing protest movement against government cuts. They represent serious attacks on our right to protest – that we can beat.

Wed 8 June: We won’t let fear rule the streets
Public meeting with Tony Benn, John McDonnell MP, Jody McIntyre,  Alfie Meadows and others
Wed 8 June, 7pm
University of London Union, Malet St, London WC1
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=170090789719057

Thur 9 June: Show your support at Alfie’s hearing
From  9am, Westminster Magistrates Court, 70 Horseferry Rd, London SW1P
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=161801687215891

For more information: www.defendtherighttoprotest.org

 

Sign the petition: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/justice4jody/

About educationactivistnetwork
The education activist network provides national coordination for trade unionists, academics, university workers and student campaigners fighting to defend jobs and education in the UK.

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