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Trauma of protest policing

Issue No. 2278

Campaigners are set to protest after they were left “traumatised” by the policing of the annual march against deaths in custody in London last month.

The United Families and Friends Campaign (UFFC) demonstration marched peacefully to Downing Street on 29 October. But it ended with officers kettling the demo and forcing it off the road.

The UFFC has now organised a lobby of the next Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) meeting on Thursday 24 November.

It has also submitted a question to the meeting, demanding to know why the policing was so heavy-handed.

“Children were screaming in fear,” wrote Samantha Rigg-David in a letter to the MPA on behalf of UFFC.

Lobby the MPA. Thursday 24 November. 10am at 10 Dean Farrar St, London, SW1H


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Tue 15 Nov 2011, 19:02 GMT
Issue No. 2278
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