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Ban "kettling". It is a clear infringement of a democratic right. Call it: Don't Put the Kettle On.

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    AnonymousAnonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →
    JanyaJanya shared a merged idea: Stop the police use of 'Kettling' tactics during protests and demonstrations.  ·   · 

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      • UK UnkettledUK Unkettled commented  · 

        Don't forget to vote as well as comment!

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  · 

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      • RayRay commented  · 

        Do not go gentle into the Con-Dem night; RAGE!,RAGE!, against the dying of the decent public services/welfare Light.

      • RayRay commented  · 

        Do not go gentle into the Con-Dem night; RAGE!,RAGE!, against the dying of the decent public services/welfare Light.

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  · 

        Lots of comments, but some people seem to either forget to VOTE or to miss the 1, 2, 3 Votes buttons under the mail sign-in. You can always come back afterwards and VOTE!

      • Corin BruceCorin Bruce commented  · 

        The only way to beat kettling is not to be discouraged from protesting

      • JamesJames commented  · 

        Down with this sort of thing.

      • Paul CunliffePaul Cunliffe commented  · 

        "Kettling" is a disgraceful tactic which is a real threat to peaceful protest. In my opinion, the Met Police purposely resort to this tactic to provoke a reaction from a minority of protesters to justify their heavy-handed tactics and baton-wielding thuggery. Sadly, The Met have no accountability for their actions and the IPCC is a pointless and spineless organisation that serves no purpose. Until that changes, the Met can continue to behave like a criminal organisation that is above the law.

        Justice for Ian Tomlinson, Jean Charles de Menezes, Blair Peach and anybody else who has sadly lost their lives at the hand of this vile organisation.

      • Eileen LewisEileen Lewis commented  · 

        I was 'kettled' on thye Poll Tax march and it was terrifying - police horses galloping towards us from both ends!

        I believe in non-violent direction and that should work both ways.

        We must challenge the way in which our civil liberties are being eroded!

      • Rebeca AyreRebeca Ayre commented  · 

        Kettling causes as much than it could possibly prevent. It criminalises anyone exercising their democratic rights.

      • UkbudgetcutsUkbudgetcuts commented  · 

        Protesters need to make their voices heard. Kettling is undemocractic and simply angers people.

      • Laura MilesLaura Miles commented  · 

        Fully support! Laura Miles, UCU NEC

      • RupertReadRupertRead commented  · 

        Count me in.
        C'llr. Rupert Read.

      • AndrewAndrew commented  · 

        Kettling is against my civil rights. The Met Police should be sued, and kettling children! Shame on them.

      • calumcalum commented  · 

        No one who has actually been in a police kettle would condone it. Apart from during the during the recent student protests I was contained twice, both in 2009. In my opinion, there first time we deserved it, but the second time (climate camp G20 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t244-zEENSs) was completely disproportionate. The unwarranted and viscous assault against a peaceful protest was incredibly frightening. Turned me against the Met.

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