Penned in by police as we tried to escape G20 crush

Along with other members of Haringey Green Party I attended the G20 protest last Wednesday. Realising that we were about to be penned in by police on Princes Street two of us tried to leave the area. However a line of police had formed behind us and one

Along with other members of Haringey Green Party I attended the G20 protest last Wednesday. Realising that we were about to be penned in by police on Princes Street two of us tried to leave the area.

However a line of police had formed behind us and one of them pushed me, forcing us to continue into the crowd. It felt as though the action of penning people in was designed to create tension and violence.

At one point an arrest led to objects being hurled including glass bottles. There were very young children in the crowd and my colleagues and I were becoming increasingly uneasy.

I have been on numerous demos over the years and have never come across such a bad attitude from the police. It is a human right to be able to protest peacefully.


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May I urge everyone not to be put off protesting by this unfortunate episode.

Sarah Cope

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Summersby Road, N6

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