Around 19:45 on 2 April, police push into the south side of the climate camp on Bishopsgate. This short film shows the campers calling out “this is not a riot” and holding their arms in the air, while riot police surge forward wielding batons and shields in an unprovoked attack. Bikes, tents and personal belongings were damaged and lost in the attack. Several people were injured. Reports of several arrests. At one point a small group of people are trapped between riot police coming in from a side entrance on the east, and more pushing up from the south. This footage must be seen by the justice committee on ‘policing protests’. Almost every one of their recommendations are broken. Reports have come in of wide use of anti-terror legislation and also intimidation of photographers.
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