Monday, April 18, 2011

"Kettling of G20 protesters by police was illegal, high court rules"

... is a headline on the 14 April's Guardian website about police kettling tactics during demonstrations at the G20 summit on 1 April 2009 and "during which Ian Tomlinson, a bystander [on his way home from work], died after being struck by an officer."

The inquest into Ian Tomlinson's death continues but this ruling, although not ruling out the use of kettling in certain situations, does condemn it on this occasion.

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