Wednesday 9th November saw another large student and anti-cuts protest take place in London, with thousands marching. Electricians and taxi drivers were also protesting on the day.

The police hailed the day as a major success, with no serious disorder and only a few dozen arrests made. However, their tactics have been called into question, especially the use of undercover and plain clothes police officers sent to infiltrate the march. A number of violent arrests were made on the day,  with police officers hiding their identities, provoking violence and acting as agent provocateurs. Below you can see a video of one such violent arrest first video, and a second looking at the movements of some of the other officers.

 

FITWatch have produced pictures of the plain clothes police officers for reference at future demonstrations, you can see them here. The ‘N9 Anarchist Bloc’ website has more information, videos and pictures regarding the tactics of the police on the day.

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