“I believe they had every intention of arresting us… simply because there was nothing that we did do that could possibly justify even being detained, never mind being arrested & held”
The Met Police’s outrageous conduct during the coronation has been further exposed with revelations that the force arrested protesters whose protest they had been notified of and said they had no problem with – and even brutally arrested City of Westminster’s official volunteer Night Safety Team while it did its job of protecting women, holding both groups in custody for extended periods.
Graham Smith, CEO of the ‘Republic’ group, told Radio 4 this morning that he believes police deceived him when they said they had no problem with the demonstration and fully intended to arrest them all anyway:
Meanwhile, police held Westminster’s Night Safety for some fourteen hours after arresting them – for possessing rape alarms, which they hand out to women out at night to help keep them safe:
Riz Choudhry, one of those arrested, accused the force of racially targeting him and of brutality toward the volunteers:
The Establishment’s contempt for the human rights of UK citizens has never really been in doubt, given the assault on rights of protest and at work, but are a national disgrace nonetheless. This country slides ever further into rogue state status.
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