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whether this has anything to do with the missing FIT is anyone's guess, but there have been major changes in the very recent past in the organisation of policing in the designated area. in fact, if you prefer cock-up to conspiracy, it's just possible someone simply forgot to book them!
belgravia police station now covers the patch, but at the same time many of the original charing cross mobsters have turned up at belgravia and are now wearing CW (city of westminster) lapel id badges.
this was mentioned in the film by barbara tucker, and there was the strange evasive interview with the ex-cx cop on the march.
the lack of FIT also might have some bearing on the arrest policy on saturday. at first, policing was very low key, with just a few officers facilitating the marchers in an almost model public order capacity. there were no warnings given about possible socpa breach, and none of the ubiquitous designated zone maps were handed out. reports from those arrested suggest it was very late on in the day (and even in some cases only at the station) that socpa was mentioned as a possible charge. obstruction, public order, and breach of the peace seemed to have been the initial excuses for arrest.
it was at downing street that things really turned nasty without warning, when about twenty tsg (territorial support group - riot squad) started pushing people out of the road. some of the pushes were quite violent, and it was during this phase that the attack on brian haw occured. normally these sort of police actions are always backed up by police photographers (who can then pick and choose what to show the courts in subsequent prosecutions and/or complaint hearings). it was perhaps because of the lack of FIT that some officers were emboldened to behave particularly unlawfully. thankfully there was a lot of citizen journalism going on and hopefully cases will be brought against some of the thugs who had no reason to act so violently.
btw, if anyone knows the guy in green trousers and brown hoodie who was arrested at downing street, can they put in him in touch with me? i have footage of two officers trying to calm down the officer who was punching him in the head while he was on the ground. it may be useful to him. all my footage has been copied and the copy is in the hands of a solicitor.
No cameramen though