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.