Thursday, 11 December 2014
Around 2,000 anti-police solidarity protestors occupied West field shopping Centre in London last night, as the group formed a huge die in to protest at the Staten Island Grand Jury's decision not to indict Police Officer Daniel Panteleo Garners death on December 4th. Protestors describing the mood as jubilant, many holding aloft placards that read I can't breathe an no justice , no peace.
People were obviously angry, and justified in being so, for the situation that has become critical in the U.S, that is also a problem internationally, as seen with the killing of the Palestinian Zihad Abu Ein the minister of the wall and settlement resistance suffocated to death by an Israeli policeman in the West Bank, and here in the U.K that urgently needs addressing.Police brutality must come to an end.
The police used intimadatory methods, a met standard which resulted in 76 people being arrested, people kettled, despite the support of shoppers and staff.
So doing a die in results in arrests, but actually causing people to die leads to nothing. Tell me where's the justice in this? Many have now been bailed with some still being held but all will still need our support.
People are learning again to stand up and be counted, in solidarity, they find strength, and time and time again it is proved, that tactics used against peaceful protests do not work, as people return to the streets in increasing numbers, getting stronger and stronger.