UK Newswire Archive
02-04-2009 13:03Diverse protests are happening at the Tidal Basin of Royal Victoria Dock by Excel Station. Police have blocked off all other areas. About 300 were there around 1pm. Locals have reported that protesters arriving at Canning Town have been sent back by police.
"UK Association of Chief Police Officers, Terrorism and Allied Matters, Police PREVENT Strategy - Partners Briefing, version 1.7, dated 27 March 2008 and written at the RESTRICTED level. "
02-04-2009 12:50Yesterday around 2000 protesters set up a Camp for Climate Action in the
middle of the Square Mile, closing a major road for 12 hours. The Camp was
located outside the European Climate Exchange on Bishopsgate, to protest
against the G20's plans to use deeply flawed carbon trading mechanisms to
tackle climate change.
02-04-2009 12:32Protester's clothes shown in colour
02-04-2009 12:23This video report form Al-Jazeera is a great and objective piece, makes a nice change from the other news sources. Perfect example of the police tactics all day yesterday.
02-04-2009 11:39Article from the Glasgow Anarchists
02-04-2009 11:35The Convergence Space on Earl Street (just around the corner from Liverpool St) and Ramparts are being raided by the police. At 12:30pm.
I was not present at the detah of this man, however I was at the G20 protests all day yesterday and witnessed unprovoked police brutality like nothing I have ever seen before.
02-04-2009 09:42Wikileaks. Might have been posted before, I couldn't find it if it has.
02-04-2009 09:34Over 500 migrants are likely to have drowned crossing the mediterranean from Libya as two boats sank and a third is still missing . The true circumstances are unknown except to the migrants themselves .
The Libyan authorities put responsibility on strong winds rather than on the border regime they are implementing on behalf of Italy and European governments and paid for by the taxpayers of Italy and of the European Union.
02-04-2009 07:54Yesterday evening, a protester died during demonstrations against the G20 outside the Bank of England in London. The circumstances are currently unclear, but he died inside a police cordon (or kettle) where police had crushed and baton charged protesters. The case has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission. A solidarity demonstration will be held today, assembling at 1pm at the Bank. [Demo info]
Anyone with information they believe may help clarify the circumstances surrounding his death should, as soon as possible, write a full statement and contact the legal team at Bindmans Solicitors on 020 7833 4433 and the Legal Monitoring groups present at the demonstrations. Information can also be sent to Indymedia London: firstname.lastname@example.org (this is a private email address).
02-04-2009 05:22Nine conflict situations around the world deteriorated and two improved in March 2009, according to the new issue of the International Crisis Group’s monthly bulletin CrisisWatch
02-04-2009 04:45A minor contribution to today’s general strike in Greece and the action taken Internationally to resist the G20 Lions ..