>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 strength, and now people all over the country are taking measures to combat the invasive tactics of harassment style policing.
Traditionally, DSEi protests and meetings have attracted large numbers of FIT – although last week at a demo against the organisers of DSEi (Clarion Events) in Hatton Gardens, only Discombe turned up, and stood looking very sheepish with two City cops on the other side of the road. And, whilst he made copious notes, no photographer was present, and people were allowed to freely demonstrate.
However, since DISARM DSEi was formed in 2003, there has not been a public meeting where FIT have not turned up. We are calling for anyone who has ever thought about engaging in Fitwatch tactics to turn up to this meeting, confront them, and shut them down.
We will not put up with being photographed, monitored and entered into a database for turning up at a public meeting.
This year’s DSEi will be the first major test of public order policing post G20 – let’s set the tone at the public meeting and show any attempts to use FIT against us will be met with robust opposition and we will no longer be the passive recipients of repressive policing.