Location: Mexican Embassy, London.
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Background to this story:
Reporters Without Borders: "US cameraman killed and photographer wounded in Oaxaca police shooting"
BBC News: "Journalist dies in Mexico protest"
BBC News: "In pictures: Oaxaca clashes"
Early on, with the indymedia trike.
the banner goes up...
...on the railings of the embassy.
Media for the people by the people.
Drummers soon drew attention to the embassy gathering.
Let Mexico know: we ARE watching!
Within half an hour there were easily 50 or 60 people, mostly indymedia supporters it seems, with a banner attached to the railings. Then the drummers arrived and started to make some great noise.
Then the police presence increased with a couple of cars, and the cops kept everyone on the pavement for a while as the drumming and whistling and pot banging continued.
But the police presence soon increased to such an amount it appeared ridiculous. There were easily about 20 police vehicles around. The road was closed off to traffic, but many people were walking through - and stopping to ask what was happening - and as the indymedia projection of Brad Wills last video footage was shone onto the embassy, the cops moved in to 'protect?' the embassy and eventually violently pushed everyone across the road, arresting some.
Ultimately, it must be said that this turned out to be a successful show of support and protest, marred only by the arrests and predictable police tactics.