Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Video of Police attacking bystander leading to his death

I have seen the Police attack protesters and bystanders so many times in 15 years of filming that it annoys me. But now Police have killed an innocent man and then tried to blame protesters.

Luckily we have the power of video.

The two lessons must be that, as always, we should never assume that the first official version of a death in suspicious circumstances is accurate. The second lesson must be that the police have now to review their tactics for future demonstrations.

G20 police assault revealed in video
Footage shows Ian Tomlinson, the man who died during G20 protests in London, being attacked from behind
Watch the video here

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