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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.

Police admit they beat Gaza protesters

13 July 2010
The Metropolitan Police is to pay £25,000 in compensation to two protesters who were beaten by police during a demonstration in London.

Cops can’t stop and search without a reason

13 July 2010
Police are to be stripped of the power to stop and search people for no reason after a European Court judgement.

G20 protests: jury rejects police case against activist

15 June 2010
A jury cleared a G20 demonstrator of violent disorder on Friday of last week. The right wing media had painted Harvie Brown as the "ringleader" of anti-police violence.

Azelle Rodney: fight for justice goes on as inquiry is announced

15 June 2010
After a five-year campaign, justice secretary Kenneth Clarke last week announced a judicial inquiry into the police killing of Azelle Rodney, an unarmed 24-year old black Londoner in 2005. But there is concern that at least part of the proceedings will be in secret.

Tories plans reduce defendants' rights

08 June 2010
New Tory plans will increase pressure on people arrested by police to plead guilty long before they even reach court.

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