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Late afternoon march to BAA - Cops go crazy

19-08-2007 19:28

When the group left from the rear of the camp, at first mounted police tried to ride into people but soon backed off and allowed them to stream across the field. As the people approched the opposite side of the field there were many vans of riot police arriving in adjacent streets and deploying to meet the protestors. There were even van loads of police getting changed into their riot gear on the M4 motorway before scrambling up the bank. As protestors moved along the fence or tried to climb out of the field the police attacked them with batons and shields. I saw several hit, punched, repeatedly thrown to the ground, pushed into ditches, and sworn at. Over the next 15 minutes more and more riot police kept arriving (something like 100), many running into the field following mounted police that had galloped into a gap in the fence. Police prevented media from entering the field and a high hedge prevented them filming the scenes in the field.

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Pics of Police Chasing Protestors Through Residential Area Near BAA Building

19-08-2007 18:02

From this afternoon - Sunday 19th August - Police were chasing protestors in all directions close to the BAA building on Bath Road - in the back streets they were pushing them both away and towards BAA where a protest was scheduled to take place. Some escaped over fences and others were surrounded by police and kept there for hours - some made it through to the BAA building to hold their protest.

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Climate Campaigners and Residents to demand Government Stop Runway Expansion

19-08-2007 17:55

On Monday 11-12 noon climate campaigners are to demand a stop to aviation expansion at Downing Street. A petition will be presented against Building of a Third Runway at Heathrow and banners held by representatives of faith communities, climate campers, UK and international citizens. All concerned with our planet and children's future are invited to join us - and call for government policy to act - not fly in the face of climate change.

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Scenes from the south east gate block

19-08-2007 17:48

Riot police blocked the gate to stop the BAA office blockade.

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Pics of violent arrests near A4 - Sat 19th (climate camp)

19-08-2007 17:36

Pics of two violent arrests this afternoon at around half three / quarter to four.

Newly deployed riot police start chasing two people down the street, pushing them over and tackling them to the ground then violently restraining them.

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Armed only with peer reviewed science...

19-08-2007 17:30

Two marches left Climate Camp this afternoon, Kids Block and Peer Reviewed Science.

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The kettle behind the BAA blockade

19-08-2007 17:27

A wholly peaceful group arrived behind BAA's headquarters around 3.30 this afternoon. Despite the fact that the contingent was largely composed of the CIRCA clowns, police responded in their usual way by sending in the riot squad.

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fran's rushes of the rush to the south

19-08-2007 17:11

Some nice bits some nasty. It was a rush to Baa

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Report from the Kids March from the Camp for Climate Action

19-08-2007 17:01

Just after midday the Kids and parents March along with the RinkyDink Sound system, the funeral procession and a 'monstrous plane' figure (assembled by kids and parents in the days before), set off on the march to Sipson Village. There were local residents waiting at the gates of the camp with their children to join with the march.

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Scottish Stations Still Under "Stop and Search" Law

19-08-2007 16:57

Scotland Against Criminalising Communities (SACC) have turned up some interesting information about the use of Terrorism Act powers in Scotland in the last two months.

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Cardiff solidarity with Heathrow protests

19-08-2007 16:31

Climate change banner
South Wales activists who couldn't make it to Heathrow showed their solidarity by redecorating the front of the Millenium Stadium with a climate change banner.

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The very peaceful run on BAA offices - pics

19-08-2007 16:28

Breaking through police lines.
Climate Camp run on BAA offices

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Some photos from Sunday

19-08-2007 16:26

Its been a fun day of protesting apart from some police violence.

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Photos: Solidarity Demonstration With Heathrow Campaigners At Norwich Airport

19-08-2007 16:17

“Protesters hand out leaflets urging flyers to ‘ReThink’ at Norwich Airport”
A small group of people acting as representatives of members of a wide range of local organisations including Norwich FoE, Norwich Campaign against Climate Change, Norwich and Norfolk Green Parties, BROADS, and local airport-area residents performed an aviation information campaign at Norwich Airport in support of the current national protests at Heathrow airport against manmade climate change action. Between 2.30 to 3.30pm today Sunday 19th August in solidarity with the Heathrow climate change action, local campaigners handed out educational leaflets to passengers leaving from Norwich airport to European destinations.

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Having a Riot with the Climate Camp Police

19-08-2007 16:14

STEP 1: Face up fearlessly to his riot shield with your Earth shield of truth
Riot Shield vs Earth Shield - who will win?

Timeline: 1600 - 19 August 2007

Location: Right outside the Camp for Climate Action, Sipson, Middlesex, during the storming of the BAA HQ.

How to confuse riot cops in 3 easy steps.......

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Press release from Climate Camp Media: Police attack protesters

19-08-2007 16:05

Riot police armed with truncheons backed by mounted police waded into protesters slowly marching from the Camp for Climate Action towards BAA headquarters. The march was part of the day of mass action which had been publicly announced the yesterday. On-site medics have treated at least five people who sustained head injuries and one person who had been trodden on by a police horse.

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It's not capitalism, it's monopolism!

19-08-2007 15:55

Hearing that land isn't capital and shouldn't be owned had me completely rethink the marxist vs capitalist debate.

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Pics from Sunday's march from climate camp

19-08-2007 15:20

We are all affected by climate change....
Some uplifting pics of the kids march and pics of faces affected by climate change.

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Today we witness the loss of Democracy

19-08-2007 15:11

A devastating over reaction by the police on todays protesters is a dark day for democracy
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