undercurrents | 02.09.2004 12:01
A National Trust-owned car park at Porthor, near Aberdaron, was the site of the unlicensed party for 300 people. The party-goers were told to vacate under section 63 of the Criminal Justice and Order Act.
Despite hundreds of party goers being from Wales, Deputy Chief Constable, Clive Wolfendale blamed people from England saying: “These people, from the south of England, made a disgusting mess of a beautiful part of Penllyn and selfishly denied the use of the area to anyone else."
Reports from the party goers say that Police pepper sprayed children as young as nine, baton charged people and pushed sound systems over a cliff. Police also reportedly smashed video cameras of people filming beatings of fellow ravers.
Three vans containing sound equipment were also seized. Deputy Chief Constable, Clive Wolfendale justified his force by telling a local newspaper,"I hope this has taught them a lesson- that they cannot just come here and flout the law."
Undercurrents is concerned that Police see beatings and excess use of force as a way of teaching people lessons just for having a party.
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