"I have long argued that the giving of offence, and even hate speech, should be a moral matter but not a matter for the criminal law. That is as true on the football pitch as on the streets. We should always challenge racism. We should also always challenge attacks on liberties in the guise of faux antiracism." Kenan Malik

City of London Corporation: Allow creation of a permanent memorial plaque in memory of #IanTomlinson


Petition Appeal

Why This Is Important

Ian Tomlinson was a newspaper seller who worked in the City of London and was caught up in the heavy handed policing of protests against the G20 summit in London in 2009. As a bystander, he tried to leave the area and in the course of doing so, died after an assault by a Metropolitan Police officer. This officer now faces trial for manslaughter. His family want a permanent memorial plaque at the spot where he died, so that his death is not forgotten.

 

https://www.change.org/petitions/city-of-london-corporation-allow-creation-of-a-permanent-memorial-plaque-in-memory-of-ian-tomlinson?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition&utm_term=friends_wall

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