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Smiley Culture protest: 'We'll keep on fighting over deaths in custody'

19 April 2011
"If we don’t get answers, what do we do? We march every day, we stop the roads, we stop going to work and come to them!"

Police use of kettling 'unlawful'

19 April 2011
The high court ruled last week that the police tactic of "kettling" was unlawful during the G20 demonstrations.

Ian Tomlinson's death due to ‘blunt force trauma’

19 April 2011
The inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson, the newspaper seller who died after being shoved by PC Harwood at G20 demonstrations in April 2009, continued last week.

Ian Tomlinson: cop faces inquest

05 April 2011
The police officer who pushed Ian Tomlinson just minutes before he died during the G20 protests gave evidence at the inquest into his death on Monday and Tuesday this week.

How did Birmingham man die?

05 April 2011
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating West Midlands police after the death of a man who had "dealings" with the police.

Media lies over demo ‘violence’

29 March 2011
The press, police and politicians released a howl of rage after the demonstration.

More than 1,000 meet to demand answers over Smiley Culture's death

25 March 2011
How did Smiley Culture die? Around 1,000 people demanded the answer to this at an angry meeting in Brixton, south London, last night, Thursday.

Habib ‘Paps’ Ullah: Cop tried to ‘inflict pain’

14 December 2010
Damning new evidence has emerged at the inquest into the death of Habib "Paps" Ullah in police custody in High Wycombe, Berkshire.

Why do the police hate protesters?

07 December 2010
As the student movement has taken to the streets, the police have blocked off roads, kettled young people for hours in freezing temperatures, and hit out with batons, shields and fists.

G20 Ian Tomlinson PC faces ‘gross misconduct’

30 November 2010
PC Simon Harwood—who struck Ian Tomlinson minutes before his death on last year’s G20 protest—could face dismissal for gross misconduct.

Deaths in custody: Relatives march to demand justice

02 November 2010
Around 100 supporters of the United Families and Friends Campaign blocked traffic as they marched silently from Trafalgar Square to Downing Street in central London on Saturday.

Protest at police custody deaths

19 October 2010
Families and friends of people who have died in police custody will march thorough central London on Saturday 30 October.

Police can't stop Notting Hill Carnival

31 August 2010
The Notting Hill Carnival passed off peacefully. More than a million people attended, but the best the police could manage was fewer than 200 arrests.

Candlelit vigil for Mikey Powell

31 August 2010
A vigil is taking place this Sunday 5 September in memory of Mikey Powell, organised by his family.

Vigil for Sean Rigg: anger at deaths in police custody

24 August 2010
A powerful and emotional vigil to commemorate the second anniversary of the death of Sean Rigg in Brixton police station took place last Saturday.

Met use Notting Hill Carnival as excuse to harass black people

24 August 2010
The traditional harassment of black people by the police in the run-up to the Notting Hill Carnival has begun.

Ian Tomlinson commemoration

03 August 2010

How the cops lied and lied about the death of Ian Tomlinson

27 July 2010
In the hours and days after Ian Tomlinson’s death the police told lie after lie in the press. Here are just a few of them.

Bloody history of the police

27 July 2010
Ian Tomlinson is the latest in a long line of people killed by the police on the streets of London.

Ian Tomlinson: Riot cops escape justice

27 July 2010
No police officers are to be charged over the death of newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson at last year’s G20 protests in the City of London.

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