ANTI-MILITARIST COURT SOLIDARITY 4th Feb 2015

Court solidarity demonstration to support the last protester arrested at the NATO summit, charged with assaulting a police officer. There will be a short solidarity demonstration outside the court from 9:15am on Wednesday 4th of Feburary 2015. Anti-militarist and anti-police repression banners and well-wishers welcome. Afterwards some of us will be supporting the defendants from the public gallery.

In south Wales during the NATO Summit security operation, we were host to nearly 10 000 police officers in our city. No more than twenty people were arrested in relation to demonstrating against the summit and the vast Majority of those were either found not guilty or had their charges dropped. Only two were convicted, one for obstructing the highway and the other for causing a security guard distress by walking towards the UK Border Office with a saucepan in their hand, (used to make a noise with as this was a
musical demonstration).

During the NATO summit the police attempted to intimidate protesters from demonstrating. People were followed and harassed. Evidence gathering teams, were used to harass and intimidate the demonstrators.

The anti-NATO protesters sought to stop mass murder, displacement and mutilation of civilians, people like you or me that just want to get on with their lives but the West’s scramble for resources means they are
thrown into violence and conflict. Come and support the last NATO summit defendant, if there was any justice it would be those responsible for killing innocent people, not the victim of police aggression – on trial.

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