On Saturday 23rd Feb, a demonstration was held outside the Italian embassy to show solidarity with Indymedia Italy after the raids by police last week (see article below). Around 50 people gathered on the pavement and posters were taped on the embassy pillars stating 'Siamo Tutti Indymedia' - 'We Are All Indymedia'. Video tapes representing the footage seized in Italy were left on the doorstep and video tape wound across the entrance. See report and picture here .
A small samba band was playing when a lone diplomatic police car arrived. The police immediately started punching and pushing people towards the other side of the road. One of them was heard to say "I don't give a fuck about the law", whilst several people were punched and kicked in an unprovoked attack on a peaceful gathering. The crowd did not rise to the provacation and eventually moved across the street. Two people were arrested and later charged, although the charges could be dropped as a mass of video and stills were taken at the time of the police aggression.
Photos 1 / 2 / Watch video evidence
Siamo Tutti Indymedia