.............................................. ...............................................

APEC:Unbadged coppers treat themselves to a free for all

Unbadged … police officers who removed their name badges and cannot be identified.

ITEM:Predictions of unprecedented violence failed to eventuate at Saturday's protest, with families and the elderly attending a mostly peaceful event.

But many police still removed their name tags. A co-ordinator for the group Human Rights Monitors, Dale Mills, took 200 photographs of police without identification.

Police identification has been an issue since the demonstrations against the Vietnam War, when protesters regarded their removal as a sign officers were about to get violent.

"They took ID badges off so they could not be identified before committing acts of aggression," Mr Mills said.




0 Com:

Post a Comment