Tamil Guardian footage shows batons drawn to break up vigil outside home of Tamil woman on hunger strike
Just a day after the scandal of police violence and aggression during a vigil on Clapham Common, the Tamil Guardian has accused the the Metropolitan Police of drawing batons on people mounting a peaceful vigil outside the home of a Tamil woman who has been on hunger strike for sixteen days to demand that Sri Lanka is referred to the International Criminal Court for its treatment of the Tamil people.
In footage released by the TG, police can clearly be seen drawing batons and pushing into the crowd, with what appear to be at least two civilians ending up on the floor, although the reasons for their fall are not captured:
At least one person was removed in handcuffs.
The sight of aggressive police intervention less than 24 hours after the shocking scenes on Clapham Common will fuel worries even higher about the Tories’ plans to criminalise protest with heavy prison sentences while empowering police to take even more heavy-handed action.
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