13th December 2010ce
At the student protest in London last week one of the protesters, 20 year old Alfie Meadows was batoned over the head. He suffered a stoke and lost consciousness. Police apparently tried to stop him being treated at the hospital he was taken to, but relented and Alfie got the surgery he so urgently needed.
As has been mentioned on U-Know before:
The practice of batoning heads, like kettling, will kill someone sooner or later. A single hard blow to the head can be fatal. You'd be unlucky to have it happen in a solitary strike, but it has happened before, with the death of Blair Peach at a London Anti-Nazi League demonstration.
Peaceful protest for Alfie Meadows at New Scotland Yard, London. Tuesday 14th December, 1pm. Please wear a hard hat.
New Scotland Yard,
10 Broadway, (just off Victoria Street)
The nearest mainline train is Victoria and the nearest underground tube station is St James’s Park on the District & Circle lines. Take the Broadway Exit and enter New Scotland Yard via Visitors Entrance (near the revolving sign). Bus routes 11, 24, 148 and 211 stop in Victoria Street.