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Police at rest in Edinburgh

06-07-2005 21:58

Video Fancy a night in with the boys?
University of Edinburgh supports make poverty history. University of Edinburgh halls house the police.

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Police trash guy's bikelock and act like dicks

06-07-2005 21:58

2:40 7.5MB Quicktime video.

Police stopped a man riding his bike down the A9 this afternoon, grabbed his bike, used bolt-cutters on his bike-lock (presumably they were worried he might be able to use it to lock on to something) and refused to display uniform numbers or provide a receipt for damaged property. Note the particularly dick-headed look on this cop's face throughout the incident.

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Scots bloggidge: a London Rising Tider at the G8 actions writes...

06-07-2005 21:49

This and hopefully more updates can be found at the LRT site:

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Report from Gleneagles

06-07-2005 21:45

report from the busride and protest

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On the way to Gleneagles -- Edinburgh

06-07-2005 21:42

Fed up waiting on buses held up by police people decided to take a stand
On the 6th July, a few hundred people were stuck in Edinburgh waiting for their busses to go to Gleneagles -- at the end they decided to hold an impromptu march in the city.

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Police Iron Horse Mobile Freedom of Movement Preservers

06-07-2005 21:31

Police protected freedom of movment
Police deploy the ultimate street blocker in Edinburgh

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Demonstration at Gleneagles today

06-07-2005 21:28

The cops tried many tactics to stop us getting there, but in the end more than 5,000 demonstrated as close as we could to the permineter fence around the Gleneagles Hotel and the Hated Eight.

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War on Want: G8 falls massively short

06-07-2005 21:15

Anti-poverty campaigns group War on Want has today released calculations showing that the money on the table at the G8 will provide under 5% of the debt relief and less than 20% of the aid needed to meet the objectives of the Make Poverty History (MPH) campaign. Worse still, the G8 countries have hardened their stance on trade, which threatens to wipe out any financial gains made by developing countries in other areas.

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Oxford in Solidarity with Edinburgh - Audio and Photos

06-07-2005 21:06

A demonstration was held at 6.00pm in Oxford city today in solidarity with the protests in Edinburgh. Up to 100 people turned out to hear speakers from various groups, a samba band and street singers. Pictures and audio are below.

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Boogie on the Bridge

06-07-2005 21:06

Stop the M74, Save the Climate!
Glasgow, 2 PM, Commerce Street Bridge

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trip to gleneagles protests

06-07-2005 21:01

the bus trip from edinburgh to gleaneagles took 3h, as police were out in force
this is a short pic report on our nice day trip to the country today. we visited the lovely town of auchterarder where a g8 protest march took place today... locals were friendly and joined in the march.... later protesters crossed the fields to reach the infamous fence around the gleneagles hotel....

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Guided tour of Edinburgh courtesy of lost police

06-07-2005 20:41

March held on Royal Mile, composed of busless protesters
Police give protesters and locals an impromptu guided tour of Edinburgh.

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Pics from Gleneagles

06-07-2005 20:15

Doing a Google search I found lot of images form today and previous at

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Glen Eagles Demo - quick rushes

06-07-2005 20:13

The first video rushes of footage from Gleneagles we have. Some fence pulling action. And some walking into the field.More soon about how the police stopped people from getting there.

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Blockade Interview

06-07-2005 20:12

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An interview with a blockader on the A9 between Stirling and Gleneaglesm. Multiple independent blockades succeeded in cutting road transport on the A9 multiple times today (6 July 2005). The interview took place around noon.

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Video testimonies: How the G8 effects South Africa and Ethiopia

06-07-2005 20:02

Raised Voices: Testimonies from the majority world on the impacts the G8 has on their lives.

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Sheritan Hotel Blockaded! (by cops)

06-07-2005 19:59

Outrage!! Armed, Masked, Black clad extremists take to our streets.
Today Edinburghs good citizens had their worst fears realised as hundreds of masked, black clad troublemakers surrounded the Sheriton hotel in the town centre. Terrified locals looked on as the gang who were thought to be behind mondays violence took control of the area and surrounding streets.


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Samba band needed urgently

06-07-2005 19:54

Samba band needed urgently

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Dissent website down?

06-07-2005 19:54

Error messages when go to

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Thank God we live in a free country...

06-07-2005 19:44

March Goes West
I spent the day on the streets of Edinburgh, where I witnessed democracy and the right to peaceful protest in its full glory.

After months of negotiations, G8 Alternatives had negotiated the right to protest against the policies of the G8 counties, seen by many not as the solution to the world's ills, but the principal part of the problem.
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