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Protester to sue police over secret surveillance – The Guardian

“An 86-year-old man has been granted permission to launch a lawsuit against police chiefs who have classified him as a ‘domestic extremist’ and kept a detailed record of his political activities on a clandestine database.”

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The Guardian, 3rd May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Kettling of G20 protesters by police was illegal, high court rules – The Guardian

“The high court has ruled that the Metropolitan police broke the law in the way they ‘kettled’ protesters at the G20 demonstrations in 2009.”

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The Guardian, 14th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

London G20 demo: ‘Kettling’ tactic ruling due – BBC News

“A High Court ruling on whether police in London acted lawfully when they used “kettling” tactics at the G20 protests two years ago is expected later.

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BBC News, 14th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK Uncut arrests threaten future protests, lawyer warns – The Guardian

“A lawyer at a leading civil liberties firm has expressed fears for the future of direct action protest after the mass arrest of UK Uncut activists during last Saturday’s anti-cuts demonstrations in London.”

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The Guardian, 30th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police may be given new powers after cuts protest, says home secretary – The Guardian

“The government will consider giving the police new powers, including the banning of face coverings, following the weekend’s anti-cuts march, the home secretary, Theresa May, has said.”

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The Guardian, 28th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Tomlinson inquest to begin, two years after his death – The Independent

“After three post-mortem examinations, and almost two years to the day since he died after being struck by a police baton during G20 protests, the inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson is due to start on Monday.”

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The Independent, 26th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Police ‘illegally’ kettled peaceful G20 protesters for four hours, court hears – The Guardian

“Police officers illegally kettled peaceful climate activists at the G20 protests in 2009 to stop their gathering being ‘hijacked’ by violent protesters from another demonstration, the high court has heard.”

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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