Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Video on Guardian website appears to show police assault on Ian Tomlinson

The newspaper's website says:

Dramatic footage obtained by the Guardian shows that the man who died at last week's G20 protests in London was attacked from behind and thrown to the ground by a baton–wielding police officer in riot gear.

Moments after the assault on Ian Tomlinson was captured on video, he suffered a heart attack and died.

The Guardian is preparing to hand a dossier of evidence to the police complaints watchdog.

It sheds new light on the events surrounding the death of the 47-year-old newspaper seller, who had been on his way home from work when he was confronted by lines of riot police near the Bank of England.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And another nail into the coffin that was respectable policing.

You can see that Ian Tomlinson is "dragging his feet" a bit in terms of getting out of the coppers way, but the copper clearly oversteps the mark.

And without the video the coppers in general were trying to sweep this right under the carpet.

As a regular guy, I can't help but look at these coppers and frankly think they're utter pricks.