G10 PROTESTS – ANTI DEMO RIOT BY 1500 PLUS LONDON COPS.I500 plus Riot Police in London attack a political reform demonstration in Copenhagen Fields off the Grays Inn Road.
The year is 1833 when without any warning very many on the demonstration were attacked and brutalised by cops some of whom were drunk and who for the most part had been kept in hiding nearby. One copper, named Constable Culley was killed.
An inquest into his death took place and the inquest jury sensationally decided that the police attack on the demonstration was so disgraceful, violent and uncalled for that the death of Culley amounted to "justifiable homicide".
The jurors were enormously feted and praised for their courageous principled decision. Gavin Thurston in his slightly grudging book (page 164) wrote “Never before in the history of our country has a jury been feted in such a way”.
The State was in a true fix. It pulled various behind the scenes strokes to quietly circumnavigate the problem and only one demonstrator was ever put on trial at the Old Bailey and in that case too the jury gave a resounding “NOT GUILTY”.
No cops were ever put on trial of course.