Saturday, January 30, 2010

The film that helped the Climate protesters win a historic High Court victory

Activists win against unlawful police stop and search operation in Kingsnorth, Kent -the largest and most expensive such operation in UK history involving 26 police forces.

From the film page:

The harassment and exclusion of legal observers, the violent arrest of women refusing to be searched, the aggressive interrogation of local residents, the threatening of journalists with arrest for doing their job, the confiscation of 100s of items such as childrens' costumes and crayons, attempted dawn raids on the camp, the use of batons and CS gas against peaceful protesters, and the forced search of 1000s of people and the adding of their personal data to a secret database. This type of political policing has to stop, and the right to legitimate protest re-established.