Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Caught on camera: The moment G20 bystander was ‘flung to the ground’ by police

‘Shocking video footage of a newspaper seller being knocked over by police minutes before he died of a heart attack during the G20 protests emerged last night.

Ian Tomlinson, 47, was hit with a baton and pushed to the floor by an officer in riot gear after getting caught up in the demonstrations in the City of London last Wednesday.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is already investigating the death of Mr Tomlinson – who was not involved in the protest and was trying to walk home from work when the incident occurred. [..]

After the apparent assault, Mr Tomlinson is shown sitting on the floor remonstrating with police who stand back as bystanders help him to his feet.

He then walked away but three minutes later he collapsed and suffered a heart attack. ‘

One Response to “Caught on camera: The moment G20 bystander was ‘flung to the ground’ by police”

  1. Camera Says:

    That’s awful. I’m all for demonstrating and protesting for your rights, but this poor guy wasn’t even involved in the protest and still got roughed around then died from a heart attack. It’s awful. Just like what happened in Iran recently. The name of the woman who was killed escapes me at the moment, but she was participating in a friendly non-violent protest and was killed!

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