UK Newswire Archive
Street pressure building in Oxford St yesterday, full riot gear in action, this man was being provoked into a confrontation, as I observed the situation.
02-05-2001 10:16If the police had stood back, observing and letting us get on with it, only reacting when necessary instead of trying to control our movements, the day would have gone down in the positive annals of history.
02-05-2001 08:35A lone girl's take on a semi-hellish day
02-05-2001 02:00This is a provisional report (Tuesday evening) so not the full picture. The annual Mayday march in Medellin went through the city centre this morning with at least 18 arrests, and a small but lively anarchist presence. RTS style face masks are gaining popularity. Paramilitary activity has undermined community particpation in public demonstrations like this.
02-05-2001 01:53I arrived on Oxford Street a little before 4pm. Heading west towards Oxford Circus and seeing the tremendous number of cops up ahead, me and my friend ducked up a pedestrian walkway to the north and found ourselves in the middle of a chaotic street battle in Market Sq./Eastcastle St./Great Titchfield St. intersection. Demonstartors launched firecrackers and flares along with plastic and glass bottles at the lines of police who were busy attacking unprotected people with shields and batons.
02-05-2001 01:37why not do something positive instead - donate the money from the lighter fuel and matches you wanted to buy to a 3rdworld charity.
The ghost of anticapitlism haunts oxford street.Local residents smell the spirit of rebellion.
02-05-2001 01:04The realities of the Quebec City FTAA protests were consistently ignored by the mainstream corporate media. Those of us who spent many hours at the wall that Friday and Saturday witnessed police tactics employed in third-world dictatorships. Chemical weapons and potentially lethal projectiles were used to strip us of our democratic rights. Yet mainly the protestors throwing rocks were condemned as "hooligans". The police were praised for exercising "restraint".
02-05-2001 01:01The protest in Birmingham was limited to a improvised march, a rolling press conference and a downright hefty police presence..
02-05-2001 00:12HMP Pentonville Prison Solidarity Action
Just after 2pm, a group of about 15 people had gathered and were
immediately detained upon arriving at the prison walls off Caledonian
Road. Two unmarked police vans quickly rolled up and loads of coppers
poured out ordering everyone against the wall.