llantwit | 27.03.2003 21:54
A 5pm vigil attended by 300+ ppl turned into a blockade of the four lane city centre road Castle Street which lasted until 6.30pm.
After that we went peripatetic for 1/2 and our and moved onto two other roadblocks. Not enough cops to do anything about the sit-downs. 5/6 arrests were made after some ppl tried to block a cop wagon trying to force its way through the blockade. Some nasty beatings were doled out by some frustrated po-lice. Support group now waiting for arrestees.
US flag burned, everyone sat down in the road(!), top samba band kept the vibe excellent, Iraqi guy wandering around shaking ppl's hand and thanking them, dancin' in the streets, nobody would listen to cops or trots with megaphones.
Police brutality for the second time in Cardiff this week.