Keeping the peace.
April 7, 2009 1:50 PM Subscribe
posted by reynir (171 comments total)
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One man died on the day of the G20 protests in London
. He wasn't a protester, wasn't a police officer. Ian Tomlinson was a 47 year old newspaper seller trying to get home, who collapsed and died of heart failure.
Three minutes before he collapsed and died, this happened.
The official statement from the police made no reference to any contact between their officers and Mr Tomlinson but instead focused on the attempts to treat him after his collapse, and the much reported complaint that their officers had a couple of bottles thrown at them while doing so.
The video footage was sent to the Guardian by a fund manager from New York.