Stop police violence towards protesters
June 1, 2011 Leave a comment
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.
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
Thur 9 June: Show your support at Alfie’s hearing
From 9am, Westminster Magistrates Court, 70 Horseferry Rd, London SW1P
For more information: www.defendtherighttoprotest.org
Sign the petition: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/justice4jody/