Monday, 26 July 2010

International call-out for Ian Tomlinson protests

A CALL has gone out for international solidarity in a day of protest against the British state's decision to allow its police to get away with killing Ian Tomlinson.

A protest is being held outside the Director of Public Prosecutions' office at Rose Court, Southwark Bridge, London, from 12 noon on Friday July 30.

But the action is also set to go international, with likely protests at British embassies, High Commissions, British Trade Offices and other British interests globally.

Says a statement on Protest.Net: "The lesson? The police internationally are there to enforce the law, not to abide by it. They are happy to kill and cover-up their crimes.

"The British state believes this and all other cases of police killings such as the murder of Jean Charles de Menezes will be forgotten and ignored because the victims are poor.

"We demand justice! Everyone to the streets! Never forget Never forgive!"