Heckler & Koch are the world's second-largest manufacturer of handguns, assault rifles, submachine guns, machine guns and grenade launchers.
Many wondered why a peaceful and lawful protest continues to attract the levels of surveillance this and similar events have done in the recent past. In addition to Nottinghamshire Police very own 'Evidence Gatherers' [EG]
At this event, some say that they were honored, that we again warranted the attendance of an officer from the Forward Intelligence Team of the Metropolitan Police CO 5494 PC Ian Skivens [CO stands for 'Commissioners Office', officers deployed 'extra' to divisions]. He last came to nottingham on 1st April
Forward Intelligence Team of the Metropolitan Police. Derived from earlier operations and CO11, the Public Order Operational Command Unit of the MET. Obviously they are Evidence Gatherers also, but they are frequently deployed at events of a 'political nature' and where crime is not a main issue. They are to gather evidence of crime of course, but the sub-text of their involvement at many events is that of intimidation to those attending events. Further, by their operations, to attempt to dissuade people from attending events, thus to minimise their effectiveness.
For the giggle, you might like to check out a video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD06pH29c-E
2007 Nottingham Protest at Heckler & Koch weapons manufacturers HQ
Nottingham against Militarism and the Arms Trade
Heckler & Koch - Products
Photographer - Media: One Eye on the Road. Nottingham. UK
Member of the National Union of Journalists [No: 014345]
"It is not enough to curse the darkness.
It is also necessary to light a lamp!!"
Tash [alan lodge]
Anon. E. Mouse