>Rogues’ Gallery

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> Pictures from Saturday’s march. Using the little grey cell: FH433 That’s handy: SX426 Lawn and order: KD54 and KD111 I’ve a hunch: U5606 and U2105 The future’s bright: MD862 Wesley Pritchard (minus neck brace) It’s good to talk: CO5073 CO5479 Who’s that man? RY240, RY124 YE11 and YE88 Follow follow: KD54 and KD111 take […]

>G20 march

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>Yesterday, on the G20 march through London, a couple of thousand flyers were given to trade union participants, raising the issue of police surveillance on demonstrations. Yet, given the policing style used on the march (anarchist block excepted) they could be excused for wondering what all the fuss is about. The trade union delegations were […]

>FITwatch suggestions for dealing with public order policing on G20 protests

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>Police CordonsCordons are used frequently by police because they are very effective at ‘shutting down’ a protest. They are uncomfortable, unpleasant and deeply frustrating. The ‘controlled area’ may take the form of a metal ‘pen’ made of crowd control barriers. Where that isn’t possible, they will circle the crowd and contain it with a human […]

>Back on the streets

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>It’s been some time since we last had a picture of CO2558, Stephen Discombe. However, just when we were beginning to think he’d been put out to pasture, he came out of the woodwork at a demonstration today against the Army recruitment office in Dalston, Hackney. Accompanied by ZD4, one Joe Ross, and Neil Williams, […]

>Focus on Tower Hamlets

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> In the first of an occasional series, here are a number of pictures and numbers we’ve received of plainclothes and FIT officers from Tower Hamlets. Other boroughs will receive attention in the near future.  Sgt HT19. Trafalgar Square, Gaza demo, 17 January 2009 HT207, on left. Trafalgar Square, Gaza demo, 17 January 2009 Here’s […]

>Fitwatching Goes Mainstream

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>It has been fantastic to see the mainstream coverage being given to protesting policing and surveillance with the protester database story and the report into the policing of the Climate Camp making front page news of The Guardian, as well as shocking footage showing the attitude of evidence gatherers towards journalists. This coverage has been […]

>Watching the FIT at the G20

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>Recent articles in the Guardian have brought what we’ve been saying about the FIT for some time to a wider audience. With demonstrations in London against the G20 planned for the end of March and start of April, many thousands of people will have the chance to see the FIT in action for themselves. The […]