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2 Arrests at Brixton Reclaim Your Food

smokedout

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The weekly vegan open picnic has recently faced growing repression from Police and consistent support in the community. Police (which constituted a mix of PCs, CSOs and higher-ranking

officers) were waiting for the collective before they even arrived. They came equipped with a mobile surveillance van, 2 regular Police vans and 2 Police cars. Disproportionate? Make up your own mind...

The first arrest came as a result of a refusal to comply with the Dispersal Order placed upon the group, the second for attempting to establish the legal basis for such an arrest.
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Stobart Stopper

Well-Known Member
I reckon they are just watching for some tips on healthy eating, the fat porkers.
If they ate some vegan food instead of kebabs maybe some of them would lose weight.
Judging by the size of some of them on that march for police pay I think they should seriously look at putting them on a diet.
 

slcr

Active Member
That is outrageous. Trippy video though, the way they take them away so slowly one at a time.

The first half of the video looks like the police are just hungry....

I think the guys arrested should sue the police for damages for false imprisonment. That's the most tenuous use of section 5 I've ever seen..
 

co-op

Free the rhubarb crumble!
That's the most tenuous use of section 5 I've ever seen..
+ has got to be about the biggest waste of police time for a while. Have the police really got nothing better to do - in Brixton ffs? Idiotic.
 

zenie

>^^<
Shouldn't they have done a picnic when you know, it's a bit warmer? :hmm:

Great idea, police arrests seem unnecessary though...waits for D.Boy! :D
 

Skimix

Well-Known Member
It does seem rather heavy-handed and a waste of police resources but what exactly is the point of the protest or whatever it is?
 

co-op

Free the rhubarb crumble!
That's beyond a joke, when's the next one on?

It says they are every Sunday on the Indymedia page. I wandered past one back in December or sometime then - it was bloody cold anyway. Just wlaked over to see what they were doing and got given a very nice vegan kebab and had a little chat and wandered off. They aren't really "protesting" against anything afaik, just publicising vegan food and being pro-social/communitarian in a rather windswept "square" that is usually pretty unwelcoming or empty.

I'll go next weekend just to give them a bit of support.
 

slcr

Active Member
It does seem rather heavy-handed and a waste of police resources but what exactly is the point of the protest or whatever it is?
But it doesn't even *look* like a protest. It looks like a group of friends who decided to meet up and eat a spot of lunch in a public place. Making the police action look even worse :hmm:
 

Pip

Well-Known Member
But it doesn't even *look* like a protest. It looks like a group of friends who decided to meet up and eat a spot of lunch in a public place. Making the police action look even worse :hmm:
To be fair that fleece does outrage public decency.

I'm just kidding, good for them, I wish them well, blah blah blah.
 

GuruMeditation

Banned
Banned
TBF I saw this the other night.

It looked like it was being organised by a bunch of muppets. They'd set themselves up right on the steps of the police station and had put a banner over the entrance of the station. Not the best of tactics if they wanted to make their point in a trouble-free way.

It seemed to be a bunch of posho looking right-on students trying to be edgy and "street" by hanging out with the local superbrew crew.
 

Giles

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The police arresting people here does seem OTT.

I think that I would have had more definite sympathy if they had allowed us to hear ALL the actual soundtrack of what was said, rather than obliterating 90% of it with music.

Giles..
 

Stobart Stopper

Well-Known Member
TBF I saw this the other night.

It looked like it was being organised by a bunch of muppets. They'd set themselves up right on the steps of the police station and had put a banner over the entrance of the station. Not the best of tactics if they wanted to make their point in a trouble-free way.

It seemed to be a bunch of posho looking right-on students trying to be edgy and "street" by hanging out with the local superbrew crew.
:eek:Really? I wonder if it was them who put shit on the gate of Hackney police station and threw turnips and carrots at the door!:p
 

Herbsman.

Nah Lotion, Pet, Nor Powder.
TBF I saw this the other night.

It looked like it was being organised by a bunch of muppets. They'd set themselves up right on the steps of the police station and had put a banner over the entrance of the station. Not the best of tactics if they wanted to make their point in a trouble-free way.

It seemed to be a bunch of posho looking right-on students trying to be edgy and "street" by hanging out with the local superbrew crew.
From the pictures on indymedia it looks like the banner was put there after the arrests.
 
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