>Spotter Cards

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> A hand picked selection of FIT cops and photogs for this years climate camp. Click on the above for downloadable and printable images – get all four for the best guide to who’s who in the FIT. Why not play a bit of FITwatch bingo? See how many you can tick off – Special […]

>FIT at the Red White and Blue

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> Some usual FIT faces were present to keep a close eye on protests against the Red White and Blue BNP fest in Derbyshire: Ian Skivens, CO 5494 (top left), Paul Mather 4551 and Cowlin CO 5466. (below) Plus a load of local snappers, a drone AND a helicopter. Pictures thanks to Tash

>How ‘charming’ will the Met be at this year’s climate camp?

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> As the open letter from climate camp to the Met clearly states, the police do not have a happy record when it comes to climate camp. There have been blanket stop and searches, long periods of containment, and endlessly invasive surveillance. FIT have had a prominent role, and a carte blanche to do what […]

>Police surveillance reaches new heights?

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> According to the BBC police have planned to use an ‘unmanned small drone aircraft’ to video and monitor this weekends BNP meet, or at least the protests taking place against it. A couple of months ago drones were also used to spy on the solstice celebrations at Stonehenge. The use by police of unmanned […]

>Fitwatch Call – DISARM DSEi Meeting – 16th August

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>Resist the FIT Teams at the DISARM DSEi public meeting. 1:45pm, Calthorpe Arms, Grays Inn Road (nearest tubes Russell Square and Kings Cross). Just under two and a half years ago, the first Fitwatch action occurred outside a DISARM DSEi public meeting. Despite vast amounts of intimidation and repression, Fitwatch has gone from strength to […]

>IPCC publish report into assault on woman at G20

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>The report says not very much apart from reiterating the HMIC recommendations that there should be, on demonstations: o No surprises – Protestors and public should be made aware oflikely police action in order to make informed decisions.o A release plan to allow vulnerable or distressed persons or thoseinadvertently caught up in the police containment […]

>FIT teams admit they are out to disrupt, not just to watch.

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> “FIT deployment was highly effective and gained good intelligence and disruption”. That was the view of a FIT co-ordinator of the operation at Kingsnorth Climate Camp last year. A FIT Silver commander also commended the way that Kent police had used their ANPR (automatic number plate reader) to pick up protesters vehicles so that […]