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Deptford, Hackney, Tottenham respond

Deptford Street Assembly Aug 9, photo from South London SolFed

A look at how some communities in London have been responding to the riots which have swept the country.

Political policing, or business as usual?

Arrests of those involved in anti-cuts campaigns, as well as the brutality of the police on recent demonstrations has grabbed the attention of the press. The behaviour of the police has been widely condemned by the left, some of whom accuse them of overstepping the mark with “political policing”. But we should not be surprised by the actions of the police, this is them doing their job and doing it well.