Over the last few years, many demonstrations and protests have ended in a similar way, when people exercising their democratic rights to protest against Tory government policies have had to face police violence. Examples are many - the 1984/85 miners' strike, the Wapping dispute, the poll tax and Welling demonstrations. Each time demonstrations end in violence the same old excuse is used - a minority of demonstrators caused the violence. Apparently they even planned it this time]
If this is what happens before the Criminal Justice Bill becomes law, what are we to expect when the police are given even more powers? We are demanding an inquiry into the policing of our demonstration.
Coalition Against the
Criminal Justice Bill
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