POLICE CATAPAULT STITCH UP ATTEMPT

During the anarchist rally at Speakers Corner yesterday a man in black appeared suddenly and emptied a bin bag behind the stepladder and motored off quick. The bin bag contents seemed to be about seven or eight small packages tightly wrapped in bin bags. Someone took a look at one and revealed a catapault. They were quickly kicked away under some fencing constructed for maintenance works. About 20 minutes later from some distance away a copper climbed over the fencing and ‘found’ the catapaults. Alert to what was happening film maker Greg Hall climbed the stepladder and warned of the potential fit up. Needle to say he ws pulled by the cops on leaving the Park. Luckily many independent photographers had witnessed the whole thing and Greg was released after being searched. This was about as clumsy a stitch up as youcould wish for. What more ‘finds’ await us in the week ahead?

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9 responses to “POLICE CATAPAULT STITCH UP ATTEMPT

  1. This explains a lot. The London top cop was on Radio 4’s Today earlier this week warning that they needed thousands of extra police at the marches because of “intelligence recieved” that “someone with a catapult” would strike at the protests.

    At the time, I laughed at this thinking the cops are getting the riot squad ready for Dennis the Menace – now we see what the bastards are up to.

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  3. If they hadn’t been rumbled, wonder if the filth would have ‘found’ the packages later. Twas really good to have had an anarchist rally.

  4. Nick

    An entertaining story, but without any evidence (despite the presence of “many independent photographers”) let’s just file this with the urban myths and conspiracy theories.

  5. ftp

    Greg Hall can be heard at the end of the audio.

    Its referred to earlier in the audio as well

    https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/03/425587.html

  6. Carlos

    I was there, front row, and I definitely saw someone dropping those tiny black bags in front of the stepladder. Can’t tell who it was but it must be in some of the footage/pictures shot during the speeches.

  7. You want stitch-up? You got stitch-up!

    Introducing… The Great Plymouth Bomb Plot (That Isn’t A Bomb Plot)!

    http://bristle.wordpress.com/2009/03/30/g20-terror-plot-foiled-or-how-the-police-justify-their-existence-with-loud-headlines-now-quiet-apologies-later/

    Lest we forget, arrests under the Terrorism Act – generally made to great fanfare, with steely-faced cops facing the cameras and telling us how they smashed a dangerous scheme to kill and maim and destroy – often fizzle out into things much more banal once the media hubbub has been sated. Cooking oil as a weapon of mass destruction: http://bristle.wordpress.com/2007/07/20/oil-be-damned-police-intelligence-fubar/

  8. anon

    Yeah, was there as well and saw a man dropping them. We should have reacted straight away however, grabbing him and asking what the fuck it was. We were slow comrades

  9. Jason Sands

    “The London top cop was on Radio 4’s Today earlier this week warning that they needed thousands of extra police at the marches because of “intelligence recieved” that “someone with a catapult” would strike at the protests.”

    Anybody else hear this? Which day?

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