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Delroy Lindo is arrested...again

Issue No. 1740

Delroy Lindo is arrested...again

"I COULDN'T believe it." That was the response by a shocked Delroy Lindo after he was arrested last week by the police for the thirty eighth time. The arrest came just six weeks after the Metropolitan Police admitted that officers, acting on "negative stereotyping", had subjected Delroy and his family to "systematic harassment".

Delroy told Socialist Worker, "The police rushed out of the vehicle and shouted, 'Come here.' "I was just walking along the high road when six police officers pinned me to the ground. They handled me very roughly and dragged me to the police vehicle." After six hours the police released Delroy, who had to go to hospital for treatment on cuts and bruises.

Delroy says, "I believe that the number of people who witnessed my arrest and the supporters who immediately demonstrated outside Hornsey police station to protest made all the difference."

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Sat 24 Mar 2001, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1740
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