Wednesday, 22 June 2011

GDC protests this week! Stand together against political policing!

Councillor Gordon Matheson and Strathclyde Police Chief Constable Stephen House The Glasgow Defence Campaign is calling on all its supporters and progressive forces in Glasgow to join us on the streets in the coming days. It is crucial that pressure is sustained on Strathclyde police and their political paymasters, that their anti-democratic activities will not be tolerated in this city. The ongoing criminalisation of young people for opposing the cuts is in no way in the public interest. We are determined to send a clear message that the authorities will be held accountable – both individually and collectively – and this requires concerted action on the streets. This is the only way forward for defending our democratic rights against the forces of the state in the coming period of struggle.

GDC supporters, members of Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! and student activists are all facing criminal convictions in Glasgow in the coming months. As John Pilger has stated: ‘Who will be next? If the police are allowed to succeed, other legitimate campaigns will be targeted. It’s imperative the Glasgow Defence Campaign has the support of all of us.’

Picket the Strathclyde Police Authority!
Join supporters of the GDC, FRFI, Black Triangle and others in a protest outside the Strathclyde Police Authority, the strategic meeting of Chief Constables and Councillors on policing in Glasgow.
Thursday 23 June, from 10am @ 
Glasgow City Chambers, George Square

Speak out against the cuts! No to political policing!
Join anti-cuts activists targeted by police in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee in an open-megaphone street rally to voice your anger against the cuts. Stand together in the streets – an injury to one, is an injury to all!
Saturday 25 June, 1-3pm @
Donald Dewar statue, top of Buchanan Street, Glasgow

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