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Protestors Clash With NYPD As New Yorkers Support Baltimore Activists        29 April 2015

 

Protesters jammed Union Square

and then marched through the streets of New York City

in solidarity with Baltimore activists Wednesday night,

briefly shutting down the Holland Tunnel and snarling traffic.

(Video by Reed Dunlea)

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=6-2G2hGp7g8&list=PL0mgyYuUZn65_w2gY8pAqBSkEo7s9uw9I&index=1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ferguson 2014: A Protest Ignited        NYT        18 August 2014

 

 

 

 

Ferguson 2014: A Protest Ignited | The New York Times         18 August 2014

 

Protesters angered over the police shooting of Michael Brown

squared off with law enforcement

in the streets of Ferguson, Mo. again,

looting some stores.

 

Produced by: Brent McDonald

Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video

 

YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC9vBlgBfjY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standoff in Ferguson After Death of Michael Brown        NYT        14 August 2014

 

 

 

 

Standoff in Ferguson After Death of Michael Brown | The New York Times        14 August 2014

 

Five days after the death of Michael Brown,

protesters continued to face off with the police

as more racially charged demonstrations

gripped the streets of Ferguson, Mo.

 

Produced by: Brent McDonald

Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1rbK4ek

Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2wgGugTZg0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lt. Col. Kenneth Cox of the St. Louis County Police

and members of the state highway patrol

marched in front of protesters.

 

Whitney Curtis for The New York Times

 

New Tack on Unrest Eases Tension in Missouri

By JOHN SCHWARTZ, MICHAEL D. SHEAR and MICHAEL PAULSON

NYT

AUG. 14, 2014

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/15/us/ferguson-missouri-police-shooting.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A protester is bundled away outside the US embassy in Grosvenor Square.

 

Photograph: Alamy

 

My part in the anti-war demo that changed protest for ever

G

Sun 11 Mar 2018        08.04 GMT

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/11/
battle-of-grosvenor-square-50-years-vietnam-protest-donald-macintyre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

march        USA

https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/
100000004885372/three-generations-of-women-marching-on-washington.html
- Jan. 22, 2017

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/30/nyregion/
hundreds-march-in-manhattan-to-protest-the-death-of-freddie-gray.html

 

 

 

 

women's march        USA

http://www.npr.org/2017/01/21/
510991284/mothers-daughters-sisters-and-men-unite-to-protest-trumps-presidency

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/21/
510940708/womens-march-on-washington-goes-worldwide-snapshots-from-around-the-globe

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/21/
510932265/demonstrators-gather-early-to-kick-off-womens-march-on-washington

 

 

 

 

rally        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/20/
tens-thousands-rally-uk-protest-against-austerity

 

 

 

 

rally        USA

http://www.npr.org/2017/01/15/
509960559/democrats-rally-in-dozens-of-cities-to-oppose-obamacare-repeal

 

 

 

 

rally        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/news/gallery/2019/may/01/
may-day-rallies-around-the-world-wednesday-top-photos

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/aug/13/
battle-of-lewisham-national-front-1977-far-right-london-police

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2012/oct/21/
protest-tuc-rally-london-video 

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/8124834/
Student-tuition-fee-protest-lone-call-to-hit-Millbank-then-the-mob-descended.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2010/oct/19/
spending-review-anti-cuts-rally

 

 

 

 

rally        USA

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/12/
542982015/home-to-university-of-virginia-prepares-for-violence-at-white-nationalist-rally

 

 

 

 

stage a rally against N        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/oct/29/
highereducation.tuitionfees

 

 

 

 

rallying cry        USA

https://www.npr.org/2019/08/26/
753511135/kendrick-lamar-alright-american-anthem-party-protest

 

 

 

 

gather        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/apr/13/
margaret-thatcher-protest-trafalgar-square

 

 

 

 

gather        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/28/nyregion/
crowd-gathers-in-brooklyn-to-protest-a-police-shooting.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

protest        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/apr/13/
margaret-thatcher-protest-trafalgar-square

 

 

 

 

protest        USA

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/01/
625009018/for-women-at-d-c-s-families-belong-together-the-protest-was-more-personal

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/14/
593433911/across-the-country-students-walk-out-to-protest-gun-violence

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/28/us/
anxiety-about-muslim-refugees-is-stoked-online-by-the-far-right-media.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/28/nyregion/
jfk-protests-trump-refugee-ban.html

http://www.npr.org/2017/01/21/
510991284/mothers-daughters-sisters-and-men-unite-to-protest-trumps-presidency

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/24/
opinion/why-we-are-protesting-in-charlotte.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/28/nyregion/
crowd-gathers-in-brooklyn-to-protest-a-police-shooting.html

 

 

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2007-03-17-
war-protest_N.htm

 

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-12-16-nyc-
protest_x.htm

 

 

 

 

protest the war in Iraq

 

 

 

 

 

protest        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2019/mar/08/
protests-placards-and-prayers-on-international-womens-day-in-pictures

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/20/
tens-thousands-rally-uk-protest-against-austerity

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/2013/apr/13/
margaret-thatcher-protests-cuts-live

 

 

 

 

protest        USA

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/22/
opinion/-missing-history-columbia-protests.html

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/08/26/
546167516/police-struggle-to-balance-public-safety-with-free-speech-during-protests

http://www.npr.org/2017/05/01/
526124711/united-against-trump-may-day-protests-expected-to-swell

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/08/
519161040/female-workers-asked-to-join-in-a-day-without-a-woman-protests

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/11/11/
501685976/anti-trump-protest-in-portland-ore-turns-destructive-declared-a-riot

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/11/10/
501590254/a-protest-a-police-officer-a-yelling-mother-the-story-behind-a-photo

http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/
elections/100000004760193/scenes-from-anti-trump-protests-in-new-york.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/10/us/
trump-election-protests.html

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/11/03/
500458854/protesters-and-law-enforcement-continue-to-clash-over-pipeline

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/22/
495117517/midnight-curfew-imposed-in-charlotte-protester-wounded-wednesday-dies

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/07/10/
485434615/more-than-200-people-arrested-at-protests-in-louisiana-and-minnesota

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/17/us/ferguson-missouri-
protests.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=s0cwvKY6ZS4&list=UUqnbDFdCpuN8CMEg0VuEBqA&index=10

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/25/us/
ferguson-darren-wilson-shooting-michael-brown-grand-jury.html

http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000003059659/a-protest-ignited.html

 

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-04-29-
protest_x.htm

 

 

 

 

protest art        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2017/sep/06/
a-brief-history-of-protest-art-from-the-1940s-until-now-whitney-new-york

 

 

 

 

'A Day Without A Woman' Protests        USA

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/08/
519161040/female-workers-asked-to-join-in-a-day-without-a-woman-protests

 

 

 

 

Boston Globe > Big Picture

Ferguson Protests        USA        August 16, 2014

 

There have been a week of protests,

some peaceful and some violent,

since the shooting death of Michael Brown,

an unarmed black teenager

by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

 

The unrest prompted Governor Jay Nixon

to declare a state of emergency on Saturday

and implement a curfew in the St. Louis suburb.

 

Tensions had flared Friday

after police released

the name of the officer who fatally shot Brown

and named the teen as a suspect

in a convenience store robbery

that occurred shortly before he was shot.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2014/08/ferguson
_protests.html

 

 

 

 

peaceful protest        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/jul/20/
orangemen-march-ban-protest-belfast 

 

 

 

 

protest

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/18/us/occupy-protests-across-the-country.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/12/us/police-response-expands-with-protests.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/05/occupy-wall-street-direct-action

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/04/wall-street-protest-movement-spreads

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/02/occupy-wall-street-nypd-tactics

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2011/sep/30/occupy-wall-street-in-pictures

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/video/2010/dec/10/student-fees-protest-london-video

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/video/2010/dec/09/student-fees-protest-banner-video

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/video/2010/nov/24/london-student-protests

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/video/2010/nov/30/student-protests-day-three

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/nov/25/student-protests-tuition-fees-schoolgirls-definace

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/8124531/
Student-tuition-fee-protest-Infantile-behaviour.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/8125015/
Student-tuition-fee-protests-reminiscent-of-1960sdemonstration.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/8124971/
Cameron-criticises-police-for-not-protecting-Tory-HQ-against-students.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/
fees-protest-thugs-must-be-punished-says-cameron-2131008.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/money/2006/oct/25/politics.business 

 

 

 

 

UK > London tuition fee protest

Boston Globe > Big Picture        December 10, 2010        USA

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/12/london_
tuition_fee_protest.html

 

 

 

 

G20 protests  in the City of London        April 2009

 

 

 

 

spread        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/10/us/
trump-election-protests.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

protester        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/gallery/2018/jul/13/
london-trump-protesters-in-portraits

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/gallery/2017/aug/12/
flares-and-fury-the-battle-of-lewisham-1977

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/18/
london-anti-racism-march-draws-tens-of-thousands-of-protesters

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/gallery/2017/jan/29/
immigrants-are-america-protesters-mass-at-us-airports-in-pictures

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog/2013/apr/13/
margaret-thatcher-protests-cuts-live

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/oct/09/
anti-nhs-reforms-protest-block-bridge

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/mar/25/
march-for-an-alternative

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/10/
student-operation-tuition-fees-protest

 

 

 

 

protester        USA

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/05/
548727220/protests-in-d-c-denver-la-elsewhere-protest-rescinding-daca

http://www.npr.org/2017/08/13/
543259431/as-u-s-copes-with-charlottesville-violence-protesters-take-to-the-streets

http://www.npr.org/2017/04/15/
524122918/protesters-use-april-15-to-demand-trumps-tax-returns

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/11/12/
501836108/anti-trump-demonstrations-continue-man-shoots-protester-in-portland

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/16/nyregion/
police-evict-occupy-newark-protesters.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/05/us/
occupy-dc-stopped-from-putting-up-a-building.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/18/us/occupy-protests-across-the-country.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/16/opinion/mayor-bloomberg-confronts-occupy-wall-street.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/16/nyregion/ousted-wall-street-protesters-face-an-uncertain-future.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/16/nyregion/police-begin-clearing-zuccotti-park-of-protesters.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/17/nyregion/occupy-wall-street-trying-to-settle-on-demands.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/11/us/politics/wall-street-protests-gain-support-from-leading-democrats.html

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/01/police-arresting-protesters-on-brooklyn-bridge/

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/02/police-gave-warnings-at-bridge-videos-show/

http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=USRTR2RO4I#a=1

 

 

 

 

antiwar group Code Pink

 

 

 

 

anti-austerity protester        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/may/09/
anti-austerity-protesters-take-to-uk-streets-after-tory-election-victory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

die-in        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/global/video/2015/may/19/
no-borders-protesters-perform-die-in-at-london-st-pancras-video

 

 

 

 

die-in        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/21/
style/millennials-and-the-age-of-tumblr-activism.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/16/washington/
16protest.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sign        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/gallery/2018/jul/13/
london-trump-protesters-in-portraits

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/gallery/2018/jun/30/
signs-trump-family-separation-protests-pictures

 

 

 

 

sign        USA

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-01-27-iraq-
protest_x.htm

 

 

 

 

hold signs

 

 

 

 

placard        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2019/mar/08/
protests-placards-and-prayers-on-international-womens-day-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

activism        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/21/
style/millennials-and-the-age-of-tumblr-activism.html

 

 

 

 

activist        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/27/us/
chokwe-lumumba-66-dies-activist-who-became-mayor-in-mississippi.html

 

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-12-16-nyc-
protest_x.htm

 

 

 

 

militant grocers        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/feb/26/
britains-new-wave-of-militant-grocers-food-waste

 

 

 

 

wistleblower        UK

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=FXdYSQ6nu-M - G - 17 March 2018

 

 

 

 

Anonymous        USA

 

international collective

of hackers and online activists

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/15/us/
ferguson-case-roils-collective-called-anonymous.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/15/us/ferguson-
case-roils-collective-called-anonymous.html

 

 

 

 

We shall be heard:

Images of American activists        UK        2008

 

Bud and Ruth Schultz have spent 25 years

interviewing and photographing Americans

who have stood up to their government

in the name of civil rights,

from the First World War to the present day

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/
we-shall-be-heard-images-of-american-activists-841571.html

 

 

 

 

heckle        USA

http://www.usatoday.com/video/index.html#/News/
Obama+heckled+at+Boxer%27s+fundraiser/42804638001/40264770001/746939543001

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/10/
opinion/10collins.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/10/us/
politics/10wilson.html

 

 

 

 

heckler        USA        2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOUsKYD2zsA

 

 

 

 

dissenter        USA

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-07-23-
bush-protesters_x.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

demonstration        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/mar/23/
one-million-march-against-brexit-tories-plan-oust-may

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/11/
battle-of-grosvenor-square-50-years-vietnam-protest-donald-macintyre

 

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?time_continue=1&v=YXFII8x2BXs - British Pathé- 13 April 2014

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/apr/15/
police-demonstrations-g20-protest-climate-camp 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/mar/25/
tuc-anti-cuts-march-tips 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/apr/07/
g20-demonstration-police-death

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

demo        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/11/
battle-of-grosvenor-square-50-years-vietnam-protest-donald-macintyre

 

 

 

 

demonstration        USA

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/11/12/
501836108/anti-trump-demonstrations-continue-man-shoots-protester-in-portland

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/09/us/
dallas-police-shooting.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/21/us/
demonstrations-across-the-country-commemorate-trayvon-martin.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/12/
opinion/messages-of-the-wall-st-demonstration.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/27/nyregion/
wall-street-demonstrations-test-police-trained-for-bigger-threats.html

 

 

 

 

at a demo / demonstration        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/libertycentral/2009/oct/25/
doth-i-protest-too-much

 

 

 

 

antiwar demonstration

 

 

 

 

demonstrate

 

 

 

 

demonstrate against N        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/gallery/2018/jul/13/
london-trump-protesters-in-portraits

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/jul/20/
orangemen-march-ban-protest-belfast 

 

 

 

 

stage a demo

 

 

 

 

demonstration

 

 

 

 

demonstrator        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/gallery/2017/aug/12/
flares-and-fury-the-battle-of-lewisham-1977

 

 

 

 

demonstrator        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/29/us/29chicago.html 

 

 

 

 

march        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/26/
anti-cuts-march-swells-400000

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/25/
anti-cuts-march-richard-evans-walk

 

 

 

 

march        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/nyregion/
occupy-wall-street-march-to-support-oakland-protests.html

 

 

 

 

protest march

 

 

 

 

anti-war march        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/oct/08/humanrights.iraq 

 

 

 

 

marcher

 

 

 

 

antiwar marchers

 

 

 

 

march

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/03/us/occupy-oakland-
protesters-set-sights-on-closing-port.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/mar/25/
march-for-an-alternative

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/aug/31/
greenpolitics.waste

 

 

 

 

turnout

 

 

 

 

denounce        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/21/us/cuba-
exiles-at-miami-rally-denounce-obama.html

 

 

 

 

voice one's opposition to N

 

 

 

 

placard

 

 

 

 

banner        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/media/gallery/2019/apr/12/
student-climate-change-protests-best-of-the-banners-in-pictures

 

https://www.theguardian.com/education/video/2010/dec/09/
student-fees-protest-banner-video 

 

 

 

 

go-slow

 

 

 

 

picket

 

 

 

 

massive security operation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

walk out        USA

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/14/
593433911/across-the-country-students-walk-out-to-protest-gun-violence

 

 

 

take to the streets        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/may/09/
anti-austerity-protesters-take-to-uk-streets-after-tory-election-victory

 

 

 

 

take to the streets        USA

http://www.npr.org/2017/08/13/
543259431/as-u-s-copes-with-charlottesville-violence-protesters-take-to-the-streets

 

 

 

 

face off        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/17/us/ferguson-missouri-
protests.html

 

 

 

 

standoff        USA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2wgGugTZg0

http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000003055806/
standoff-with-police-in-ferguson.html?playlistId=100000002797598

 

 

 

 

clash        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/15/us/ferguson-missouri-
in-wake-of-clashes-calls-to-demilitarize-police.html

 

 

 

 

clash        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/11/us/
police-and-protesters-clash-in-minnesota-capital.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

unrest        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/15/us/politics/seeing-missouri-
unrest-views-begin-to-shift-among-conservatives.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/15/us/ferguson-missouri-
police-shooting.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

police

 

 

 

 

plainclothes police / plainclothes officers        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/video/2009/apr/15/
g20-protest-plainclothes-police 

 

 

 

 

police kettling        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/apr/18/police-kettling-protest-liberty

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/apr/14/history-police-kettling

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/apr/14/sue-police-kettling-g20-protests

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/dec/22/kettling-video-appalling-police-watchdog

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/dec/14/student-fees-protest-kettling-human-rights

 

 

 

 

Footage of Metropolitan police kettling

at the student fees demonstration        UK        December 2010

 

This video was shot

on a mobile phone by Musab Younis,

a postgraduate student

at Wadham College, Oxford.

 

He is also the deputy editor

of Ceasefire magazine

and added the captions.

 

The video has been edited by the Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/video/2010/dec/21/
metropolitan-police-kettling-student-fees-demonstration

 

 

 

 

hurl Molotov cocktails and stones at police

 

 

 

 

throw bottles at N

 

 

 

 

masked policeman

 

 

 

 

officers dressed in riot gear

 

 

 

 

be taken into custody

 

 

 

 

baton        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/10/student-operation-tuition-fees-protest

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/video/2009/apr/15/g20-police-climate-camp

 

 

 

 

manhandle        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/video/2009/apr/15/g20-protest-police

 

 

 

 

hit

 

 

 

 

kick

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/video/2009/apr/15/
g20-protest-police

 

 

 

 

beat

 

 

 

 

strike

 

 

 

 

strike        USA

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/11/07/
500992200/philadelphia-transit-strike-ends-just-in-time-for-election-day

 

 

 

 

be harassed by police dogs

 

 

 

 

collapse

 

 

 

 

die        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/apr/05/
g20-protest-ian-tomlinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video of police assault

on Ian Tomlinson

[  7 February 1962 – 1 April 2009 ],

who died at the London G20.

 

 

 

Video of police assault

on Ian Tomlinson [  7 February 1962 – 1 April 2009 ],

who died at the London G20.

 

The Guardian obtained this footage of Ian Tomlinson

at a G20 protest in London shortly before he died.

 

It shows Tomlinson,

who was not part of the demonstration,

being assaulted from behind

and pushed to the ground

by baton-wielding police

 

YouTube > The Guardian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HECMVdl-9SQ 

Related

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/apr/07/ian-tomlinson-last-words-g20

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jul/22/ian-tomlinson-police-not-charged

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/apr/07/ian-tomlinson-g20-death-video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ian Tomlinson        UK         7 February 1962-1 April 2009

 

Tomlinson,

who was not part

of the G-20 London demonstration,

was struck from behind

and pushed to the ground

by baton-wielding police

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/g20-police-assault-ian-tomlinson 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/aug/02/ian-tomlinson-police-family-compensation

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/oct/17/police-officer-ian-tomlinson-g20

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/may/24/tomlinson-police-officer-manslaughter-trial

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/may/24/dpp-statement-prosecute-simon-harwood

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/may/03/ian-tomlinson-simon-harwood-prosecution

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/blog/2011/may/03/ian-tomlinson-inquest-verdict-live-blog

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/may/03/ian-tomlinson-profile-humble-man

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/may/03/ian-tomlinson-verdict-jury-decision

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/interactive/2011/may/03/ian-tomlinson-last-minutes-video

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/apr/28/ian-tomlinson-inquest-jury-verdict

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/apr/18/ian-tomlinson-inquest-death-heart-attack-disputed

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/apr/15/ian-tomlinson-g20-inquest-death

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/apr/07/ian-tomlinson-last-words-g20

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/apr/04/ian-tomlinson-inquest-simon-harwood

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/01/tomlinson-inquest-officer-shocked-push

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/video/2009/apr/21/g20-ian-tomlinson-new-video

 

 

 

 

police cordon

 

 

 

 

police baton charge        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/video/2009/apr/15/g20-protest-police-photographers

 

 

 

 

push back        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/video/2009/apr/15/g20-police-climate-camp

 

 

 

 

break up a demonstration        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/video/2009/apr/15/g20-police-climate-camp

 

 

 

 

police dog        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/video/2009/apr/15/g20-protest-police-dog-bite

 

 

 

 

bite        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/video/2009/apr/15/g20-protest-police-dog-bite

 

 

 

 

water cannon        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk-news/2013/jul/15/republican-pipe-bomb-attack-belfast

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/aug/10/david-cameron-water-cannon-police-riots

 

 

 

 

tear gas / teargas        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/03/occupy-oakland-police-teargas

 

 

 

 

pepper-spray / pepper spray        USA

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/20/
510770716/in-d-c-group-of-protesters-breaks-windows-police-use-pepper-spray

 

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/28/
police-department-to-examine-pepper-spray-incident/

 

 

 

 

pepper-spray        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/19/nyregion/
commander-who-pepper-sprayed-wall-street-protesters-faces-disciplinary-charges.html

 

 

 

 

fire pepper spray

and flash bang grenades

to disperse demonstrators        USA

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/05/02/403770619/
may-day-protesters-police-clash-in-seattle

 

 

 

 

stun grenade

 

 

 

 

casualty

 

 

 

 

CCTV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Duggan's funeral cortege

joined by 1,000 mourners

Community leaders call for unity and peace
at the funeral service of man
whose fatal shooting by police
sparked August's riots

 

Friday 9 September 2011
Guardian.co.uk
Hugh Muir and Diane Taylor
18.20 BST
This article was published
on guardian.co.uk at 18.20 BST
on Friday 9 September 2011.
A version appeared
on p14 of the Main section section of the Guardian
on Saturday 10 September 2011.
It was last modified at 00.10 BST
on Saturday 10 September 2011.

 

Up to 1,000 mourners joined a cortege through the streets of Tottenham on Friday for the funeral of Mark Duggan, the man whose shooting by police sparked rioting and copycat disturbances in towns and cities across England.

They travelled by car and on foot from the home of Duggan's parents to the Broadwater Farm estate in north London, where he grew up, stopping there for a short vigil and emotional church service. Then the extraordinary procession walked through the back streets for a graveside ceremony. A single voice sang I'll Fly Away, and white balloons were released into the air.

Police mounted a "low-visibility" operation. There were uniformed officers helping with the traffic but thousands of others were held in contingency nearby.

After weeks of speculation about Duggan and his character, and questions about the exact circumstances of his shooting, senior community figures joined the victim's friends and relatives for what was portrayed by most as a rebuttal of the portrait drawn of him and of the community around Broadwater Farm.

"We reject the stigma that has been placed on this family and this community," Rev Nims Obunge told the congregation.

"Let mothers not come and bury their children any more. Let fathers not come and weep over their children's graves. We have been scarred, marginalised, stigmatised, but today we stand together.

"We say, not any more. We shall stop this. We take the death of Mark to show that there is something wrong. We pray that his death will not be in vain, that we learn what we need to learn and that we have a future that is ours to hold on to."

Stafford Scott, a community leader, said the circumstances surrounding Duggan's death had forced the community to unify. "We believe there is no justice, there is just us," he said. "This is a community that is battle-weary. I have known four people in my life who have died in these circumstances. We will draw a sense of togetherness. If there is to be a memorial to Mark let it be that our young people come together and stick together."

The church service was held at the Pentecostal New Testament Church of God in Wood Green, a district also scarred by last month's disturbances. Mourners heard a tribute from Duggan's fiancee, Semone Brown. He was, she said: "My first real love, we laughed together and cried together. We faced trials and tribulations together. We had our ups and our downs but I always loved him. He gave me four beautiful children."

There were emotional scenes as Duggan's cousin Donna Martin began a eulogy. "I'm going to find this difficult," she said. Mark would have said 'Balance, balance,' which means 'Settle yourself'."

At that point she was overcome and seemed unable to continue. Sections of the congregation urged her on with Duggan's own phrase, "balance, balance". She said Duggan had a job at Stansted airport and recently submitted an application to become a fireman, "obviously thinking about how he could help others".

She said he had a strong, positive bond with local children. "He encouraged them to take part in lots of activities and would tell them were they went wrong and how to put it right next time. He was just a big kid himself."

Duggan, she said, "was always seen as a peacemaker".

Her cousin had many enthusiasms, she said. "He enjoyed partying, dressed up to the nines. He loved his bling and ting. What a smile he had. It used to take over the whole of his face."

Martin said Duggan was en route in a cab to see his children and spoke to his fiancee at 4.30pm. He died less than two hours later.

He was "asking if his dinner was ready. That was the last time he spoke to her."

The day began with friends and relatives assembling at the family home. They were met by Bishop Kwaku Frimpong-Manson, who performed the internment service.

Among the relatives was his aunt Karen Hall. "I was the first person to see him come into this world. Mark would have known that he isn't Al Capone. He is just an average guy. He wouldn't have tried to fire on police," she said.

Bishop Frimpong-Manson said he knew Mark from childhood. "He was like my son and I was angry when I read what was being said about him, because it was just wrong. I know some youths get in trouble. No one is perfect. But he was just a normal guy. I came to see the family and they said: 'No one is talking to us about what happened to Mark.' Who would be happy to lose a child and find that no one is talking to you?" he said.

As mourners prepared to set off from the house, the bishop called them to stand on the pavement beside the wooden carriage, which was drawn by four white horses with plumes. Around 60 did so.

"We come to stretch our hands towards the casket and thank God for Mark's life as he begins his heavenly journey."

He urged the mourners to stretch their arms towards the carriage as he prayed. Duggan's mother, Pam, wept, supported by a relative.

The cortege swelled at Broadwater Farm as people emerged from homes and offices. The horse-drawn carriage stopped near the block Duggan lived in as a child. Again mourners were implored to stretch their hands towards it. A few stepped forward to tap on the carriage.

One hit the hardest. "He was a loveable rogue but we loved him," he said.

Among the mourners were the relatives of Cynthia Jarrett, whose death sparked the Broadwater Farm disturbances in 1985; of Colin Roach, who died in Stoke Newington police station, north London; and of Sean Rigg, who died while in the custody of police in Brixton, south London.

Another there to "show solidarity" was Winston Silcott, who was wrongly imprisoned for the murder of PC Keith Blakelock during the 1985 riots.

The IPCC is still investigating the 12 August shooting. It has said a non-police-issue firearm was recovered from the scene.

Reports suggest that Duggan was carrying the converted replica in a sock. But the family say there is no proof of that, and say they've been told that no fingerprints were found on the firearm.

Mark Duggan's funeral cortege joined by 1,000 mourners,
G,
9.9.2011,
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/sep/09/
mark-duggan-funeral-community-unites

 

 

 

 

 

Student fees protest:

'This is just the beginning'

• Tory HQ attacked as demonstration spirals out of control
• 35 arrested and 14 injured in violent clashes at Millbank
• Police admit being caught out by scale of student action

 

Wednesday 10 November 2010
21.38 GMT
Guardian.co.uk
Jeevan Vasagar, Paul Lewis and Nicholas Watt
This article was published on guardian.co.uk at 21.38 GMT
on Wednesday 10 November 2010.
A version appeared on p1
of the Main section section of the Guardian
on Thursday 11 November 2010.
It was last modified at 23.15 GMT
on Wednesday 10 November 2010.

 

Tens of thousands of students took to the streets of London today in a demonstration that spiralled out of control when a fringe group of protesters hurled missiles at police and occupied the building housing Conservative party headquarters.

Tonight both ministers and protesters acknowledged that the demonstration – by far the largest and most dramatic yet in response to the government's austerity measures – was "just the beginning" of public anger over cuts. Police, meanwhile, were criticised for failing to anticipate the scale of the disorder.

An estimated 52,000 people, according to the National Union of Students, marched through central London to display their anger over government plans to increase tuition fees while cutting state funding for university teaching. A wing of the protest turned violent as around 200 people stormed 30 Millbank, the central London building that is home to Tory HQ, where police wielding batons clashed with a crowd hurling placard sticks, eggs and some bottles. Demonstrators shattered windows and waved anarchist flags from the roof of the building, while masked activists traded punches with police to chants of "Tory scum".

Police conceded that they had failed to anticipate the level of violence from protesters who trashed the lobby of the Millbank building. Missiles including a fire extinguisher were thrown from the roof and clashes saw 14 people – a mix of officers and protesters – taken to hospital and 35 arrests. Sir Paul Stephenson, Met police commissioner, said the force should have anticipated the level ofviolence better. He said: "It's not acceptable. It's an embarrassment for London and for us."

While Tory headquarters suffered the brunt of the violence, Liberal Democrat headquarters in nearby Cowley Street were not targeted. "This is not what we pay the Met commissioner to do," one senior Conservative told the Guardian. "It looks like they put heavy security around Lib Dem HQ but completely forgot about our party HQ."

Lady Warsi, the Tory party chair, was in her office when protesters broke in. She initially had no police protection as the protesters made their way up the fire stairs to the roof. Police who eventually made it to Tory HQ decided not to evacuate staff from the building but to concentrate on removing the demonstrators.

The NUS president, Aaron Porter, condemned the actions of "a minority of idiots" but hailed the turnout as the biggest student demonstration in generations. The largely good-natured protest was organised by the NUS and the lecturers' union the UCU, who have attacked coalition plans to raise tuition fees as high as £9,000 while making 40% cuts to university teaching budgets. The higher fees will be introduced for undergraduates starting in 2012, if the proposals are sanctioned by the Commons in a vote due before Christmas. The NUS president told protesters: "We're in the fight of our lives. We face an unprecedented attack on our future before it has even begun. They're proposing barbaric cuts that would brutalise our colleges and universities."

Inside parliament the deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg – the focus of much anger among protesters for his now abandoned pledge to scrap all tuition fees – came under sustained attack, facing 10 questions on tuition fees during his stand-in performance during prime minister's questions. He said there was consensus across the parties about the need to reform the system.

Labour's deputy leader, Harriet Harman, said the rise in fees was not part of the effort to tackle the deficit but about Clegg "going along with Tory plans to shove the cost of higher education on to students and their families". She said: "We all know what it's like: you are at freshers' week, you meet up with a dodgy bloke and you do things that you regret. Isn't it true he has been led astray by the Tories, isn't that the truth of it?"

Meanwhile one student won an unexpected concession from the coalition yesterday. In answer to a question from a Chinese student during his trip to China, David Cameron said: "Raising tuition fees will do two things. It will make sure our universities are well funded and we won't go on increasing so fast the fees for overseas students … We have done the difficult thing. We have put up contributions for British students. Yes, foreign students will still pay a significant amount of money, but we should now be able to keep that growth under control."

 

Additional reporting by Rachel Williams and Matthew Taylor

    Student fees protest: 'This is just the beginning', G, 11.11.2010,
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/nov/10/
    student-fees-protest-conservative-hq

 

 

 

 

 

April 2 1990

 

From The Guardian archive

 

Black flags

signal violence to come

 

April 2 1990

The Guardian

 

There were already signs of the violence to come as tens of thousands gathered in south London's brilliant sunshine for the country's biggest anti-poll tax demonstration.

A group of about 1,000 tried to form separately, black flags fluttering in the breeze. A police inspector said to his officers: "Anyone with black flags, they've all been warned that they're going to get arrested."

The head of the apparently good-natured march started passing Downing Street, but by the time it reached Trafalgar Square scuffles were breaking out in Whitehall. The objective of some demonstrators was undoubtedly the double line of police behind the gates of Downing Street.

In Trafalgar Square the majority listened to speakers. Some headed south down Whitehall, hurling anything they could lay their hands on at police. As the platform appealed for people to go home peacefully, rioting spread into the south-east corner of Trafalgar Square.

Riot police battling to push the crowd away from the area of the South African embassy were repulsed by a barrage of bottles, sticks and plac ards. Cries of "Kill them" and "Fascist scum" filled the air.

Many at the forefront appeared intoxicated, either by alcohol or by the atmosphere of insurrection. Young men with blood pouring from head wounds continued to hurl missiles.

A fire engine was attacked, as others shouted for it to be left alone. Mounted police cantered past the embassy in a futile attempt to push demonstrators away. They became targets for a hail of missiles.

Ten yards back from the hard core, police and the public watched the ferocity with disbelieving faces.

Mounted, combat and ordinary uniformed police gradually forced demonstrators northwards out of Trafalgar Square. But if calm had returned there, it was at the expense of London's premier shopping streets. Hundreds of demonstrators ran amok, smashing windows, looting and attacking cars, leaving banks wrecked.

The junction of Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street was typical of the chaos facing police officers intent on rounding up scattered, determined groups. It was becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate between rioters and spectators.

A police officer told a middle-aged couple: "We cannot guarantee your safety if you move out of this area."

A boy of about 15 was in a telephone box yards from police: "They done Oxford Street. I got a three hundred quid jacket and two left boots."

 

David Sharrock

    From The Guardian archive > April 2 1990 > Black flags signal violence to come,
    G, Republsihed 2.4.2007, p. 30,
    http://digital.guardian.co.uk/guardian/2007/04/02/pages/ber30.shtml

 

 

 

 

 

On This Day - May 21, 1965

 

From The Times Archive

 

Teargas, developed at Porton Down,

was already in use by the Army for riot control

when police forces were granted permission

to use it in some circumstances.

 

THE POLICE are to be supplied with limited amounts of non-toxic tear smoke for use against armed criminals trapped in a building, Sir Frank Soskice, Home Secretary, announced in the Commons yesterday.

There would be no long-term effect on any innocent person caught in the fumes, he said. The Home Secretary was replying to Mr Rankin, Labour member for Glasgow, Govan, who asked if the Metropolitan Police were equipped to use non- lethal gas in an emergency.

“Arrangements are being made,” Sir Frank said, “to supply police forces in case of need with limited amounts of non-toxic tear smoke, which causes temporary incapacity but has no permanent harmful effects, for use in dealing with armed criminals or violently insane persons in buildings from which they cannot be dislodged without danger of loss of life. The tear smoke would not be used in any other circumstances.”

The Home Secretary said he had in mind the case in which a violent lunatic had barricaded himself in a house, possibly with a member of the public as hostage, and where it would be impossible for the police to approach without the lives of the officers or bystanders being endangered.

The statement did not mention the Metropolitan Police in particular, who have their own arrangements with the Army to call for tear gas if necessary.

 

 

Our Defence Correspondent writes: The gas which will be used is the same as that available to the Army for riot control operations. It is called “CS” and was developed at the Chemical Defence Experimental Establishment at Porton, Wiltshire.

Scientists claim that it is far more effective than the previous range of tear gases which had remained largely unchanged since first being developed in the Great War.

It is a non-lethal, non-toxic gas tear smoke, with an immediate, but very temporary effect. The victim has copious watering eyes and blurring of vision, but not blackout.

    From The Times Archives > On This Day - May 21, 1965, The Times, 21.5.2005,
    http://www.newsint-archive.co.uk/pages/main.asp

 

 

 

 

 

April 5 1958

 

Two thousand march to Aldermaston

 

From the Guardian archive

 

April 5 1958

The Guardian

 

Some 500 men, women and children were spreading out sleeping bags and thankfully washing their feet in various church halls in Hounslow last night after marching the 11 miles from Trafalgar Square on the first lap of their descent upon Aldermaston.

About 1,000 more had returned to their homes in London, perhaps to march again today. A lamplight meeting had evoked the first really lusty cheers of the day as Mr Michael Foot denounced the recent Defence white paper as "the most shameful statement ever made by a British government".

It was Mr Foot who had cried from the plinth on Nelson's Column in the morning, as a cold sun played on some 4,000 faces: "This can be the greatest march in English history."

Whatever the march may turn out to be, it had already called out a splendid array of English faces, most intent on making clear their conviction that nuclear weapons are evil and should be controlled or done away with.

It was a happy London holiday crowd as benign as the weather that favoured it until the afternoon grey chill came down, no more combative than the empty London streets through which the long procession made its way, across Trafalgar Square to the Albert Memorial and then to Chiswick and Hounslow, the first stop in the four-day march to the Atomic Energy Authority's weapons establishment at Aldermaston.

The nearest thing to an incident was the cheerful booing as a policeman stopped a troop of folk-dancers from entertaining the lunchtime picnickers with an eightsome reel in front of Albert's statue.

Behind came 50 cars and coaches, one of them bearing that essential morale-builder, the tea urn. "We've got 500 mattresses behind there," said Miss Pat Arrowsmith, a pretty, large-eyed girl in a white pea-jacket, the organiser of the whole well-mannered outing.

In the morning, though, the march was supposed to be silent, so as not to break in on religious thoughts. Somewhere in Knightsbridge this proved too much for a gay band of young people from Bermondsey, the boys in bowlers and camouflaged jackets and jeans, the girls in ponytails and high heels and men's bright shirts hanging over their skirts. They struck up Tannenbaum on a handy trumpet and banjo.

Miss Arrowsmith dropped back and explained about the silence. "We should be delighted to have any sort of music after lunch, but meanwhile we should be obliged if you would conform with us."

"Never mind," cried one of the elegant ones in bowler hats. "The music's in our hearts."

    From the Guardian archive > April 5 1958 >
    Two thousand march to Aldermaston, G,
    Republished 5.4.2007, p. 40,
    http://digital.guardian.co.uk/guardian/2007/04/05/pages/ber40.shtml

 

 

 

 

 

On This Day - May 10, 1926

 

From the Times archive

 

During the general strike the Prime Minister,
Stanley Baldwin, used the Armed Forces
and civilian volunteers to maintain services

 

THE Prime Minister broadcast a message to the nation on Saturday night, in the course of which he said: “I have done my utmost to secure an agreement on the basis of the Commission’s report, and when the time comes, as I hope it soon may, to discuss the terms upon which the coal industry is to be carried on, I shall continue my efforts to see that in any settlement justice is done both to the miners and the owners.

“What, then, is the issue for which the Government is fighting? It is fighting because while negotiations were still in progress the Trades Union Council ordered a general strike, presumably to try to force Parliament and the community to bend to its will. With that object the Trades Union Council has decreed that the railways shall not run, that transport shall not move, that the unloading of ships shall stop and that no news shall publish. The Trades Union Council declared that this is merely an industrial dispute. But their method of helping the miners is to attack the community.

“Who is attacking the standard of living of the people? Is it the Government who had only sought to bring about a reasonable settlement of the mining dispute? Or is it the Trades Union Council who have decreed a strike which, if continued, cannot fail to increase unemployment, add to the burden of rates and taxes and tend to lower the whole standard of life for the people?

“I wish to make it as clear as I can that the Government is not fighting to lower the standard of living of the miners or of any section of the workers.”

    From the Times Archive > On This Day - May 10, 1926, The Times, 10.5.2005,
   
http://www.newsint-archive.co.uk/pages/main.asp

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 26 1834

 

Trades union procession in London

 

From the Guardian archive

 

April 26 1834

The Guardian

 

On Monday last the projected meeting of all the trades' unions of the metropolis took place for the ostensible purpose of presenting a memorial addressed to his majesty, praying that he would be pleased to interfere to prevent execution of the sentence passed on the six men convicted at Dorchester of administering unlawful oaths.

The appointed place of assembling was Copenhagen Fields, an elevated piece of ground west of the metropolis, which had been hired for the occasion at an expense of £20.

The procession, consisting of nineteen trades, with the paraphernalia and officers of lodges, headed by the central committee, all the unionists wearing crimson ribbons and rosettes, commenced their march about half past nine o'clock.

The petition or memorial was placed in a car, and borne by twelve brothers. The deputation appointed to confer with Lord Melbourne, consisted of five persons named Brown, Watkins, Hall, Maples, and Styles. On leaving Copenhagen House, they were joined by Mr. Robert Owen (late of New Lanark), the Rev Dr. Wade in full canonicals, wearing a robe of black silk, and a crimson collar round his neck. The unionists proceeded … to Whitehall where the head of the procession halted opposite the home secretary's office.

The numbers of the unionists in the procession, who were distinguished from "the curious crowds" that flanked them by their crimson rosettes &c., were here estimated by several competent judges at the Horse Guards as not exceeding 35 or 40,000.

At twelve o'clock the deputation bearing the petition (which is described as two feet in diameter) and accompanied by Dr. Wade and Mr. Owen were conducted to the apartment of Mr. Phillips, the undersecretary of state, who stated that Lord Melbourne could not see them and that he was only authorised to receive the deputation.

They went out and returned without Mr. Owen, and then Mr. Phillips said that Viscount Melbourne was in the office, and that he had his directions to say that his lordship could not receive a petition presented under such circumstances and in such a manner.

 

[In one of its least far-sighted editorial notes, reprinted here on March 29, the Manchester Guardian initially denounced the Tolpuddle martyrs as "mischievous" and hoped their fates might serve as a deterrent to oathing procedures by embryonic Lancashire trade unions. The issue haunted its news columns until the sentences were remitted in 1836].

From the Guardian archive > April 26 1834 >
Trades union procession in London,
G,
republished 26.4.2007,
p. 37,
http://digital.guardian.co.uk/guardian/2007/04/26/pages/ber34.shtml

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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