Peaceful protest under threat

My post on cyclists turning left at red lights got picked up as part of the Liberal Conspiracy overflow, if that’s the right way of putting it, thanks to Lee Griffin.

More interesting in the round-up are the various commentaries on policing and the G20 demos. One colleague who was caught up in it is Greg Foxsmith, a lawyer and Islington Lib Dem councillor; during the protests, he was hit on the chest and thrown to the ground by a balaclava-clad policeman, and also witnessed the same officer attacking an elderly man with a baton.

Greg has a good letter on the challenges to peaceful protest in this week’s Islington Tribune. Oh, and he also agrees that cyclists should be allowed to turn left at red lights….

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