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Revealed: longer video of policeman punching students

10:41 am - 12/04/2010
Last week we posted a very short video of a policeman repeatedly punching a student protester.

A longer and clearer version of the video has now emerged.

It shows that many students were trying to escape the kettle that the police had put them in. That prompts the police to forcefully move in, push back protesters, and lash out at them.

Watch the video below – it does not show students creating trouble.



There is now a Facebook campaign to take officer U1202 to court over the incident.

Source: Liberal Conspiracy
pragmatic_chimp 4th-Dec-2010 03:28 pm (UTC)
What the students said, about this being for the officers' children too, is so transparently obvious to me that I
pragmatic_chimp 4th-Dec-2010 03:30 pm (UTC)
can't understand how everyone involved in this doesn't see it.

Why do people work against their own interests? Why are these working class men willing to beat children in the interest of preserving a government that clearly doesn't give a shit about the future of any of Britain's children, except for the ones from rich families?
jessilestrange 4th-Dec-2010 03:48 pm (UTC)
Either because they haven't clocked onto this fact yet or they just don't care.

I know some adults here who look at the whole situation, shrug, and say 'well, kids shouldn't spend all their money on X-Box games and clothes then!'. ASKJXLZX!! /RAGES HARD
hotcoffeems 4th-Dec-2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
From a human nature perspective, I imagine that part of it is that often the kids they're facing off with are not working-class (or at least are perceived as such), so it might be harder for them to identify their own kids with these kids.
octoberstarlite 4th-Dec-2010 06:00 pm (UTC)
Even the officers who don't have kids though. Their beating kids to preserve a govt that is screwing them and their job over with these cuts aswell. I just... engage your brain people!
imissimissyou 4th-Dec-2010 08:03 pm (UTC)
the police had to be there, the might want to be in the protest, but you have to do your work
pragmatic_chimp 4th-Dec-2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
If your work is unjust, and involves clubbing kids over the head or "kettling" them, then you certainly do not have to do your job.

And when people figure that out - if they ever do - then we might see a decent world at last.
imissimissyou 4th-Dec-2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
yeah, I agree that kettling and clubbing kids is wrong, but I don't believe that their presence is wrong.
bludstone 5th-Dec-2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
The direct reason is that when they train police for crowd control, they hire actors to simulate these types of events. They'll hire young actors to hold signs saying "we want food," and "education now!" Then they train the cops to control these actors.

The police have been conditioned against thinking deep about this. Theyve been trained.

Although I dont agree with your premise (that demanding free stuff is the best for the future) but I can provide some insight into the mindset of these authoritarian thugs.
sashwizzled 6th-Dec-2010 11:15 pm (UTC)
They're not all there to beat children - the video in the post actually shows one officer stopping another from getting slap-happy with his truncheon. They're there to do their jobs, and in most cases, they probably do them just fine. These dickheads who've either let their tempers run wild, let the power get to their heads or both need to go, but that's not all of them by a long shot, surely.
jessilestrange 4th-Dec-2010 03:45 pm (UTC)
Off topic, but did I just see a guy in a V for Vendetta mask?
(no subject) - Anonymous
jessilestrange 4th-Dec-2010 04:23 pm (UTC)
Brilliant, considering the whole theme of ~revolution~ in V for Vendetta.

Hopefully this doesn't end in more fireworks.
sashwizzled 6th-Dec-2010 11:09 pm (UTC)
I'd be more likely to think he's wearing it because it's /b/'s symbol of anonymity and they all wear those masks at their own Scientology, etc. protests than because he's actually put any thought into the symbolism of what he's wearing.
2young2love 4th-Dec-2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
ive said it once, and ill say it again

FUCK. THE. POLICE.

fuck the spinless bastards that care more about a paycheque then thinking for 4 seconds.

fuck em all.
(no subject) - Anonymous
jessilestrange 5th-Dec-2010 01:09 pm (UTC)
They only ever use it during riots to leave rioting protesters with only one way of exit, which I can understand. Just pisses me off how they turned to this retarded tactic when the protests were relatively peaceful.

Funny how they tend to turn violent the moment the police get involved.
notgarystu 4th-Dec-2010 07:27 pm (UTC)
Fucking police.
doe_witch 4th-Dec-2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
This is completely shocking, and I don't mean that sarcastically. I'm not surprised, mind you, but I will never stop being upset by seeing people treated this way, especially kids for christ's sake.
4eyedblonde 4th-Dec-2010 07:49 pm (UTC)
What were they protesting?
(no subject) - Anonymous
4eyedblonde 5th-Dec-2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
Holy shit, that's a lot of bad moves by the UK gov't.
imissimissyou 4th-Dec-2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
ugh.
ceilidh_ann 4th-Dec-2010 08:43 pm (UTC)
I'm going to have to add "I hate the police" to my obligatory "I hate David Cameron/Nick Clegg/coalition" comments in these posts.
caketime 5th-Dec-2010 12:05 am (UTC)
I'm ... surprised as how police tactics vary greatly in Europe alone. You'd never see police kettling anyone here without riot gear. O_O
(no subject) - Anonymous
caketime 5th-Dec-2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
Switzerland. I've been to the G8 riots in 2003 and multiple football games with too many hooligans. ^_^; Geneva's police is ruthless, but other than being sticklers for rules I've never had any mishaps with the police (although I do have certain privileges- I look foreign, I'm small, I'm a woman).
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