Friends continue to highlight G20 policing concerns

Quakers have criticised a parliamentary report into the policing of April’s G20 demonstrations for failing to consider the main issues.

The House of Commons Home Affairs Committee argued that overall the policing of the protests was ‘remarkably successful’ and warned that incidents of violence ‘have the potential to seriously damage the public’s faith in the police’. It also expressed concerns that ‘untrained and inexperienced officers’ were deployed on the front line and recommended: ‘Police communications with the media and the protesters must also improve’.

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