Friday, 30 July 2010
Marching into the City
AROUND 200 protesters gathered outside the DPP's office in London on Friday and then staged a spontaneous march to the spot where Ian Tomlinson died in April 2009.
"No justice, no peace, fuck the police!" roared out continuously from the lively crowd as it made its way across Southwark Bridge and into the City of London, blocking busy roads as it went and leaving office workers gawping in surprise.
The police held back, no doubt under strict instructions not to create a PR disaster by breaking any heads - this time.
With an excellent selection of speakers at the meet-up point, this was an empowering and badly needed action.
It is worth noting that the banners, including a very prominent one declaring "Fuck the law, not the poor" sparked a number of supportive honks from passing lorry drivers at Southwark Bridge. The tide of public opinion is definitely on the turn...