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UK cops tackle activists at climate camp
Last year two activists were forcefully arrested during a climate change protest for trying to record police badge numbers.
Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 01:41 PM
This is outrageous.
The two women, Emily Apple and Val Swain, were at the protest on behalf of Fit Watch
, an organization that photographs and videos Forward Intelligence Teams
, a British police outfit that has been accused of harassing and putting surveillance on protesters and journalists. When they tried to get the badge number of a police officer who had hidden his badge, they were surrounded by other police and driven to the ground -- hard. They were hogtied and arrested.
The U.K. is getting to be a scary place as they get closer and closer to fully realizing the reality of 1984. Big Brother is watching, and he's not showing his badge number.
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