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Ian Tomlinson unlawfully killed

03 May 2011
The jury at the inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson had just ruled that he was unlawfully killed as Socialist Worker went to press.

Bristol: another night of repression and resistance

03 May 2011
Bristol’s streets were again in flames as riots erupted for a second time on Thursday of last week.

Packed meeting for Bryan Simpson

03 May 2011
Up to 200 people attended a public meeting in defence of student protester Bryan Simpson at Strathclyde university last Friday.

Police crackdown on right to protest

03 May 2011
Metropolitan police, and other forces across Britain, used the royal wedding to crackdown on "potential protesters".

Police use royal wedding to clampdown on protest

29 April 2011
Police are using the royal wedding as an excuse to take their revenge on activists. They have launched a major crackdown over the past week—including raids on squats and social centres, arrests and fresh charges for protesters.

Ian Tomlinson: evidence ends in case of G20 protest death

26 April 2011
The inquest into Ian Tomlinson’s death concluded hearing evidence on Thursday of last week.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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