Letter: In brief

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The Independent Culture
Sir: My experience of Friday's London demonstration was similar to that of Robert Steel (letter, 22 June). Walking along Liverpool Street I was impressed by the happy atmosphere of the protest. I was appalled, on rounding the corner into Bishopsgate, to find police changing into riot gear. Walking back to the office I found they had blocked London Wall and were driving vans at speed through the trapped crowd. In five minutes they turned a carnival into a riot.

SIMON McKEOWN

London SE16

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