Protest: Monday 26th March, 9am, Kingston Crown Court. 6-8 Pnehryn Road, Kingston, KT1 2BB – 10 mins walk from Kingston Station.
“The right to protest is under attack in this country and the trial of Alfie Meadows is just one striking example of this. He could easily have died form his injuries and yet, as ever, there is a failure to hold the Metropolitan Police accountable for their actions on demonstrations. All those who are interested in defending basic civil liberties should stand with Alfie Meadows” OWEN JONES author of Chavs
“When police beat Alfie Meadows to an inch of his life during the demonstration of 9 December 2010, they attacked not just the students who are trying to defend what’s left of universal education but everyone who is determined to resist the government’s catastrophic neo-liberal programme…” PETER HALLWARD, KINGSTON UNIVERSITY
“The idea that Alfie faces custodial sentencing for peacefully protesting, after being brutally attacked and assaulted to the point of requiring brain surgery, reeks of hypocrisy and injustice. No one should have to face assault when exercising their right to protest. The charges against Alfie must be dropped and an urgent investigation into his assault launched. Students across the UK today will be saying ‘we are all Alfie Meadows.'” LIAM BURNS, NUS PRESIDENT
“Alife’s almost fatal blow to the head is regrettably suffered by a number of victims who die by that fatal blow with a police batten. Thankfully, Alfie is here to tell the tale but sadly, people like Blair Peach and Brian Douglas are not. They have been silenced with no accountability. Alfie should not be silenced by criminalisation. No Justice, No Peace. MARCIA RIGG Sean Rigg Justice and Change Campaign
“Our solidarity is with Alfie Meadows and those that suffer at the hands of political policing. Occupy London has become familiar with these tactics – which seek to intimidate, stigmatise and supress legitimate protest – though to date nothing as serious as what happened to Alfie, who has show real strength of character. Through the actions we’ve seen taken against student protestors, the Government and its servants are attempting to silence a new generation of citizens from exercising their right to protest – I hope that that the justice system in this case proves itself to be just.” RONAN McNERN, supporter of Occupy London
“The first day of Alfie Meadows trial starts on Monday 26th @ 9am.. He is the gentlemen who suffered a near fatal brain injury caused by the police during a protest last year over tuition fees and was then, to the nations astonishment, charged with public disorder by ‘The powers that be’.. The hearing is at 9am Kingston Crown Court (nearest landmark Kingston train station).. Show your support for this freedom fighter, comrade and modern day hero. I will be there, question is… Will you? M.E” MERLIN EMMANUEL, Justice for Smiley Culture
To the thugs who attacked Alfie, the law is just another weapon they think they can scare us with. By pleading not guilty, Alfie has shown he isn’t afraid. We should all be inspired by his bravery and remember that protest is a right not a crime”. JONNIE MARBLES, imprisoned for throwing a foam pie at Rupert Murdoch
Protest: Monday 26th March, 9am, Kingston Crown Court
6-8 Pnehryn Road, Kingston, KT1 2BB – 10 mins walk from Kingston Station.
London Meet up point 8AM WATERLOO STATION
(There are also regular trains from VAUXHALL STATION)
We are all Alfie Meadows – http://www.flickr.com//photos/we_are_all_alfie_meadows/show/