A disabled protester is to lodge a complaint against the Metropolitan Police, claiming he was twice dragged out of his wheelchair by riot officers during last week’s chaotic protests against student fees.
Jody McIntyre says officers beat him with batons and pulled him across the ground and has now accused the police of premeditated violence during Thursday’s protests.
The 20-year-old told The Sunday Telegraph: “I wasn’t the only one to suffer that day. The police deliberately used violence to try and provoke the protesters into fighting back and in that way losing public support.”
His claims came after the Independent Police Complaints Commission launched an investigation into claims that student Alfie Meadows, 20, was left fighting for his life after being struck by a police truncheon as he walked away from the scene of the protests…. click for full article
Also see Jody’s blog – Life on Wheels.