I wasn’t at the protests this week in London, but it is clear there has been an awful lot of misrepresentation of events about it in the press. This video clearly shows how the police penned in protesters, using truncheons and shields to batter protesters. This wasn’t at the site where anarchists smashed a window at RBS, but was at the peaceful climate camp demo. Protesters were penned in for 7 hours, with no access to food, water or toilets. It seems to me that most of the extremists on the video are wearing police riot kit.
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