Sunday, April 26, 2009

G20: Death at a protest

Death at G20 protest 1

Death at G20 protest 2

Death at G20 protest 3

Death at G20 protest 4


On the 1st of April, 2009, as the leaders of the 20 most powerful nations met in London, a man walking through the City was beaten by police; he subsequently died. Not only have police repeatedly lied about the events - initially stating they had had no contact with Ian Tomlinson prior to a passer-by finding him collapsed and dying - but they had their own pathologist do the postmortem, whose findings have been subsequently overruled by a second postmortem. A third postmortem is in the offing. Ian's family want answers.

Read the story here, watch a collection of footage taken by journalists and members of the public, each and every one of whom was breaking the law under anti-terror legislation by filming the police. Also in photos here.

Read about the "incident" which could have destroyed some of the essential evidence here.

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13 Comments:

Blogger Zer said...

Amazing blog! Linked.
Zer!

10:40 pm  
Blogger Matt Osborne said...

I have just discovered your blog through the New York Times, and it is pure genius.

8:45 am  
Blogger wavydavy said...

I second Matt Osborne's comment. This is truly brilliant.

3:48 pm  
Anonymous Chukd said...

Saw this blog on Time. While I agree there were very bad things done by people, I must ask why you chose to ignore actions by the other side.

1. London bombing
2. Madrid bombing
3. Beheading of Daniel Pearl
4. Protesters at G20 smashing in bank windows.
5. 1993 and 2001 bombing of Trade Center
6. Bombing of the USS Cole
7. Car bombing of innocent people in Isreal
8. Car bombing of innocent people in Iraq by Iraqis

I could continue. Both sides have done horrible unforgiving things. You must hold both sides to the same light.

11:05 pm  
Blogger Manu said...

I like your blog, I'll come back to see it soon.

PS: sorry for my english :P

10:25 am  
Blogger Sei lá, Sei não said...

I have just discovered your blog through the brazilian paper's Estado de Minas. and it is pure genius. Incredibal. The pictures can be hard like 'a real one'. Congratulations! And keep moving

1:19 pm  
Anonymous Mark said...

this is a great great blog! wonderful idea, humorous and consciouss at the same time. 10 to you !!!

:)

3:15 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have come across to ur blog through a New York Times article published in its global online edition today. Its really great that u have taken special efforts to show the devastation under the guise of War on Terror

shruti

6:34 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are quite the anti-Iraq protestor. If you think these stories are dark and coverups are disgusting, you should be seeing what Al Qaeda and its cells are doing to our troops in Middle Eastern countries.

How about you go sign up for the Marines or the Army and experience this for yourself? I guarantee you'll have a whole new perspective on what goes on over there. But I don't think you have the guts to do that...you would miss your head or your limbs too much.

8:32 pm  
OpenID Virginia Monita said...

Great pics and powerful content¡

4:42 pm  
Blogger KOSTAS BEVERATOS said...

impressed!

8:27 pm  
Anonymous perfido said...

You are really great!

Cheers from Rome.

1:50 pm  
Anonymous Ant said...

Original, inventive, very clever. And the depiction using innocent toys is shocking. Well done and let's see more.

But I agree with other comments that there is monstrous evil perpetrated by the militants and insane religious bigotry and hypocrisy.

War is foul on both sides. Be brave and depict that too.

10:18 am  

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