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Bertie Lois And The Riot Police.

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The British riot police are often a law unto themselves.

Please watch the video below, about 26 seconds into it you will see Bertie Lois, a 89 year old man being assaulted by a policeman.

It is not obvious, but as they past him they shove him aside like a rag doll.

Bertie Lois is a WW2 veteran and is treated by the riot police as if he is detritus. Appalling, but fairly typical of British riot police as the death of Ian Tomlinson’s shows.

Update 1: Manchester UAF have rather good coverage of events:

Nurse Karen Reissmann helps Bertie while police attacked anti fascist campaigners.

Evidence of Police Violence in Bolton.

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  1. Erm, and this man was attending a riot… why? Oh.

    The UAF was not there for purposes of peaceful and polite protest; indeed protest against another march is never for such a purpose. It was there for the purpose of violence and intimidation, as you well know. The complaints against the police are made purely to try to stop the police from interfering with them.

    No SA on the streets of Britain, thanks, whether it calls itself “anti-Nazi” or not.

    Roger Pearse

    23/03/2010 at 22:35

  2. He wasn’t attending a riot.

    Mr. Lois was exercising his right to lawful assembly.

    And even if he was, then as you imply he shouldn’t be attacked, as the video shows.

    89 year old OAPs shouldn’t be attacked on the street by criminals, thugs or the riot police.


    24/03/2010 at 12:02

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