By Tim Hardy
The livestreams and photographs coming from today’s Occupy London action are deeply distressing. The police are acting with impunity, seemingly unconcerned by the fact that their behaviour is being witnessed. There are many images to review and videos to watch but the sequence in this video from 8.52-9.22 stood out immediately.
As the policeman in the front pulls back at 8.52 you can see one of his colleagues in the background has his gloved hand clamped over the mouth of a woman who is seated. As the video continues, you can see quite clearly how distressed she is by police behaviour.
[Update: another image from a different angle via @TheJanieMac]
Whatever you think of Occupy, whatever you think of protest, whatever your politics – this is unacceptable behaviour and the police officer in question should be suspended from…
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