2 Arrests at Brixton Reclaim Your Food

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by smokedout, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. smokedout

    smokedout criminal

  2. Jografer

    Jografer New Member

    ... do you actually believe what they put up on indymedia.... :eek:
  3. Paulie Tandoori

    Paulie Tandoori shut it you egg!

    good to see the cops cracking down on "real" crime in brixton eh...:rolleyes:
  4. Pip

    Pip Well-Known Member

    Wtf is Reclaim Your Food?
  5. Jografer

    Jografer New Member

    ... returning to scoop up the previous night's projectiled kebab ?? ;)
  6. Paulie Tandoori

    Paulie Tandoori shut it you egg!

    a highly dangerous picnic by the look of it, full of people eating and chatting :eek:

    crack down on the bastards i say, how dare they!!!! :mad:
  7. smokedout

    smokedout criminal

    read the article, they were distributing free food every sunday in brixton town square
  8. Stobart Stopper

    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.
  9. smokedout

    smokedout criminal

    whose they? sometimes i put some stuff up on indymedia, so yes i sometimes believe it
  10. gabi

    gabi Banned Banned

    Crackin down on munchies?
  11. Jografer

    Jografer New Member

    ... just me being a grumpy old cynic then I guess, I'd given up looking at Indymedia, there was so much conspiraloon bollocks...
  12. editor

    editor hiraethified

    There's a video here: http://indymedia.org.uk/media/2008/03//392934.mp4

    The amount of cops on the scene looks ridiculous but there's no commentary explaining what's going on.

    Oh hang on, This fucking idiot police woman is claiming that giving away free food was causing intentional alarm and distress (yep, that old CJA number).

    I'm still none the wiser as to what the thing's about though.
  13. Pip

    Pip Well-Known Member

    Some of them would be quite buff if they had a wash and sorted their clothes out.
  14. Stobart Stopper

    Stobart Stopper Well-Known Member

    I saw a cop the other day who was chewing, shirt hanging out, unshaven. Fucking mess.
  15. toggle

    toggle wobbly

    you married him.....
  16. slcr

    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..
  17. co-op

    co-op Free the rhubarb crumble!

    + 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.
  18. zenie

    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
  19. Jografer

    Jografer New Member

    ... might be a long wait, when was the last time he was spotted.. :confused:
  20. Skimix

    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?
  21. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    That's beyond a joke, when's the next one on?
  22. smokedout

    smokedout criminal

    this sunday, who fancies going down
  23. co-op

    co-op Free the rhubarb crumble!

    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.
  24. slcr

    slcr Active 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:
  25. Pip

    Pip Well-Known Member

    To be fair that fleece does outrage public decency.

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

    salem Well-Known Member

    I'd be interested to hear the official reasoning behind this. Seems well off though.
  27. GuruMeditation

    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.
  28. Giles

    Giles Well-Known Member

    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.

  29. Stobart Stopper

    Stobart Stopper Well-Known Member

    :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
  30. Herbsman.

    Herbsman. Nah Lotion, Pet, Nor Powder.

    From the pictures on indymedia it looks like the banner was put there after the arrests.

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