8 April 2009
Police push protestor prior to his death at G20 rally
There have been plenty of stories since the G20 about the heavy handed tactics employed by the police at the G20 rallies but the video of police shoving Ian Tomlinson to the ground are shocking. Mr. Tomlinson later died in the chaos.
The police have maintained that they used restrained force and that their severity was only in reaction to violent protests. This video clearly shows Ian Tomlinson was no risk to the police or anyone surrounding him.
Jacqui Smith has now called for a speedy inquiry in to the death.