Sunday, 21 March 2010

PC Tweet: 'Officer treated for dog bite'

These are all tweets from Greater Manchester Police's Twitter feed yesterday. They offer an interesting study in police 'neutrality'. I suggest reading in conjunction with THIS.

A selection, in chronological order (earliest first):

Some demonstrators being confrontational with police. Officers quick to respond.

Some demonstrators in UAF site acting aggresively towards police.

ACC Shewan: "There have been unwarranted attacks on police lines that have resulted in injuries."

31 UAF demonstrators and two EDL demonstrators arrested.

UAF protestors trying to force their way through barriers. Some appear determined to cause trouble.

Confirmed two UAF demonstrators taken to a hospital. One with a minor head injury, the other with a minor ear injury.

ACC Shewan pleased with conduct of EDL demonstrators so far.

Organiser of today's UAF demonstration in Bolton arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit violent disorder.

Number of demonstrators intent on causing disorder have broken away from protest site. Large numbers of officers deployed to address.

Dogs and mounted officers helping restore order.

Man with injured finger is GMP officer. Another officer treated for dog bite.

ACC Shewan: "This has been a very challenging day and I must thank all the officers involved today for their excellent work."

(Jess Hurd's photo is of a World War Two veteran knocked to the ground by police during the demonstration).

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