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Police Violence toward young teens protesting Uni fees - November 27th 2010, 11:50 PM

Considering how annoyed some of you were about the relatively tiny student riot (in proportion to how many remained peaceful), I'm suprised none of you have brought up the behaviour of the police this week. (EDIT: I've noticed there were two links in the EMA thread, but I think it deserved a thread of its own so its more noticed)

This time, there was another protest against fee increases and the removal of EMA, a protest with more minors, some as young as 13 and even 12! The police used a tactic called kettling (read link one) and video evidence has come out on youtube of the police charging at protestors unannounced on horses (link 2, link two also has other details about the day.) after denying such behaviour.

http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/la...kettle-protest

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/no...ice-under-fire

Ok, the behaviours of the police are no longer that suprising. Police violence is something we've experienced before. I mean police violence isn't on, but its not that rare. What is suprising, and shocking, is that the police are doing this to groups involving large amounts of minors. It's truely a sad state of affairs.

And this particular image isn't involving a minor, but it is a student protestor, getting shot just above the head by a police medic using a toxic fire extinguisher.

http://www.metro.co.uk/news/848467-t...y-police-medic

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Re: Police Violence toward young teens protesting Uni fees - November 27th 2010, 11:53 PM

Well sometimes police may feel that they must fight violence with violence; although I must admit that minors are a bit much.
   
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