Friday, 15 January 2010

Riot police used on Spanish tourists at Gatwick

Photo by Dunechaser

Here's a story that hasn't got much attention in the UK press this week. Over one hundred Spanish tourists were forcibly evicted from Gatwick Airport by riot police after protesting about a last minute flight cancellation. Police were called to move the tourists when they refused to leave the building without the guarantee of being put on a new flight. (Their airline was Ryanair. Go figure.)

According to one of the tourists, they were even threatened with tear gas. How very nice of the British police?

As Juliette Lucie said on Twitter: "this is why all citizens should have worried when they started to clamp down on activists. They failed to see they were next."

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