>The Essex globetrotter

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>Some of you will recall the Essex FIT officer, 13, who was in London for the Put People First march on 28 March. Not content with tripping to London for that, he’s also been seen keeping an eye on a range of unsavoury right-wingers in Newcastle at a St George’s day rally, none of whom […]

>Questions to answer

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>Outside City Hall today was a man who should have been inside, helping the Met Police Authority with their enquiries. Here seen on the right, PC Alan Palfrey, EK127, who appears to have witnessed the incident immediately preceding Ian Tomlinson’s death, was not in the chamber, but rather watching demonstrators outside City Hall, along with […]

>Brighton Mayday – Continuing the Resistance

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>Much publicity (including our own) surrounding the G20 has been based on portraying protesters as victims, instead of celebrating our victories. Both at the G20 and at other demonstrations throughout the last year, people have increasingly been adopting militant tactics and refusing to submit to oppressive policing. EDO protests in Brighton have been prime examples […]

>The tactics of containment

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>It has been very interesting in the last few days, to read the range of comments posted here about the police justification of policing the G20 protest and the tactics of containment. It has been particularly interesting to get some views from TSG officers themselves. One, going by the name of MCM comments, “we were […]

>FIT at heart of the violence

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>Seasoned Fitwatchers won’t be surprised by the number of times the FIT appear in footage of brutal police violence from 1 April. People who were at the G8 in Scotland in 2005 will remember the numerous examples of FIT officers deciding that gaining intelligence was less fun that having a whack at demonstrators. Over the […]

>Former Fit Officer Suspended Over G20 Assault

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> Picture from Indymedia of the cop who assaulted a protester without his number. Picture from Fitwatch archives of him when he was less shy about showing us his number. Another Picture As more evidence of police brutality at the G20 emerges, another officer has been suspended, this time a former FIT officer, AB42 when […]

>Identity of FIT Officers Implicated in G20 Death

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> Identifying the individual FIT officers involved in the incident which led to the death of Ian Tomlinson isn’t easy. We know several FIT officers were present from the blue tabards on their jackets, but telling them apart is another matter – they have helmets hiding their faces, and their numbers are not prominent. However, […]

>Unfit for purpose

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>Much ink’s been spilt on the tragic death of Ian Tomlinson. Some of the most pressing questions haven’t yet been posed by the mainstream media, let alone answered. The footage aired on C4 News on 8 April clearly shows the officer who struck and pushed Mr Tomlinson subsequently approach a member of the FIT, several […]

>G20: The End of Peaceful Protest?

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> There can no longer be any doubt that the police were responsible for Ian Tomlinson’s death. Video evidence released over the last couple of days show clearly he was the victim of a vicious assault moments before he died. Undoubtedly, the police will try and spin the story about the one bad copper pumped […]