Sunday 8 September saw the start of the protests against the biennial DSEi London weapons convention. The first day saw several hundred protestors block several entrances to the Excel Convention Centre in East London, to disrupt the delivery of equipment for the arms fair. Police arrested at least 10 protestors for blocking a public highway. Continue reading
Tuesday 10 April 2012: Police arrested six people during an eviction on Leyton Marsh where a basketball practice facility is being built for the London 2012 Games.
The video below shows bailiffs threatening one legal observer not involved in any action with a high court writ, stating he needs permission to be on public land. They then go on to accuse him of obstruction by holding on to a fence. In the run up to the 2012 London Olympics private security are being given more powers, including increased use of force.
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Around midnight on Monday 28 February 2012 hundreds of police and bailiffs moved in to evict the Occupy London protest camp outside St. Paul’s cathedral following the appeal failure in the High Court at the beginning of the month.
Friday 27 January 2012: After the #bankofideas faced eviction, Occupy London protestors attempted to squat another building they thought was a disused Iraqi bank. It turned out it was the Iraqi government Commercial Attache building and still held diplomatic status. Five people were arrested, four for trespassing on a consular post.
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Two video rushes from the Occupy London movement. The first from the initial day that the Occupy London camp was set up. The second film from the protest to parliament on November 5th.
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