Video shows police at Manchester’s #KillTheBill protest slamming a woman’s head into the side of their van

Content warning – this article contains a description of police violence Shocking footage from Manchester’s Kill the Bill demonstration on 3 April shows police officers slamming a woman’s head into a police van and then folding her body in half to restrain her as she shouts for help. This violence was used as Samantha was arrested for a minor public order offence. She was later issued with a £90 fixed penalty notice. A statement seen by The Canary says that the force used to push Samantha into the side of the vehicle broke the van’s wing-mirror. Mistaken identity The incident occurred after Samantha’s partner Dave was grabbed by…

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Suspended members are now publicly slamming the Labour Party

There is a growing number of voices now publicly criticising Labour’s ongoing purge of Constituency Party (CLP) members. And it’s surely going to be difficult for the leadership to ignore them, however much they try.CLP: ‘current Labour purge’The Canary has been reporting on the growing number of people the party machinery is suspending. In the South West, it has clamped down on some high-ranking officials from Bristol CLPs. In Bath, the party has put a stop to a meeting to elect new officials. It also barred all motions there, except one which (ironically) marked the death of George Orwell. Then, the party suspended Liverpool Walton CLP’s secretary Alan…

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