Skip Navigation | Sheffield IMC | UK IMC | Editorial Guidelines | Mission Statement | About Us | Contact | Help | Support Us

UK Indymedia UK Indymedia Sheffield Indymedia Sheffield Indymedia

Sheffield - Policing

Resistance to abuse by the Police.

See also UK Indymedia - Policing

Police Raids on Occupy Squats

@ukindymedia | 10-01-2012 22:15 | Occupy Everywhere | Free Spaces | Policing | Liverpool | Sheffield

As UK occupations squat more buildings the police, many of whom have criminal records, are flouting the law to harass protesters, the Lords are debating making squatting residential buildings illegal, the government plans to make hundreds of thousands homeless and Occupy LSX is threatened with eviction.

On 8th January 2012 40-50 police officers raided the Railton Hotel, next to the train station in Lancaster, which had been squatted by Occupy Lancaster the day before. At approximately 8.15 pm, the police used a battering ram to break through the front door. Once they had gained entry, the police arrested the four occupants who were inside at the time. The Occupiers secured the building legally, and displayed notices of Section 6 of the Criminal Law Act 1977 on the exterior of the building, but the police paid no heed to the law and Occupy Lancaster are now seeking legal advice.

Also on 8th January undercover police arrested 3 occupiers at Occupy Liverpool on suspicion of possession; none were found to be in possession of "controlled substances". Twenty or so police then surrounded the occupied building stating that it was a crime scene and laid siege to it for 3 hours. Like Occupy Lancaster a Section 6 notice was displayed but the police acted as as if squatting was already illegal.

Later this month Occupy Sheffield will be hosting a national occupy conference in the squatted Citadel of Hope.

Newswire: Eviction - Press Release: 9/1/12 from Occupy Lancaster! | Legal help required | Police Harass Occupy Liverpool at Legal Squat | Police raid on Occupy Lancaster | Occupy Sheffield Statement on the occupation of the Citadel Of Hope | Salvation Army Citadel Occupied and renamed Citadel Of Hope

Links: Occupy Lancaster | Occupy Liverpool | Occupy Sheffield | Occupy LSX | Squatters' Action for Secure Homes

Read more | 1 comment

Protests at the Liberal Democrat Conference Day 2 #ldconf

Sheffield Indymedia | 12-03-2011 09:23 | Policing | Public sector cuts | Workers' Movements | Sheffield

Following the protests on the first day of the Liberal Democrat Spring Conference in Sheffield the second day saw 5,000 protesters gathering on Devonshire Green and marching to Barkers Pool outside the City Hall. Direct action against tax dodging corporations involved protest parties in Top Shop, Boots on Fargate and Nat West Bank on High Street [video].

A convergence space that was used on Friday night, a vacant shop next door to Debenhams on The Moor has now been opened as the 0742 Club and is appealing for people to get involved as residents [photos]. There are plans for art exhibitions, music nights, film screenings, workshops, talks and much more, there is a meeting to discuss future of the building on Tuesday at 5pm and and a workshop / talk on land reclaim, common law, and setting up eco communities on Friday, March 18th.

Articles: Reports from Sheffield under siege | Police intimidation of Liberal Democrat conference protest

Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9

Audio: Audio from the Rally at the start of the March | Rally at Barkers Pool | Fringe Meeting: Who controls the internet?

Video: Sheffield Cut the Corporate Elite 12 March Demo Video

Tweets: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26

Features: Massive Protests Expected at the Liberal Democrats Spring Conference in Sheffield | Protests at the Liberal Democrat Conference Day 1

Read more | 2 additions | 4 comments

Gateway 303: Police Disinformation on UK Indymedia

Sheffield Indymedia | 22-01-2011 22:35 | History | Indymedia | Policing | Repression | Sheffield

In the wake of the outing of 4 undercover police infiltrators into the UK activist scene, SchNews, have broken a story about police posts to Indymedia. For over two years suspected police articles and comments have been tracked by filters that are triggered by matching IP addresses, the first comment tracked in this manner dates from August 2008 and the last from January 2011. The full lists of gateway 202 and 303 posts has now been published so activists can do their own analysis on the police posts. A feature article about the abuse has also been published by Birmingham Indymedia, this feature article, first started in in December 2009, has been the subject of a huge amount of internal discussion within UK Indymedia and has been one of the reasons behind the decision to fork the project. Sheffield Indymedia supports the use of anti-abuse features to track and remove disinformation from the site and long argued for the feature article exposing the state abuse to be published.

Articles: Full list of Gateway 303 and 202 posts to IMC UK | Advocating Domestic Extremism - Cops on Indymedia - An Exposé | INTER-NETCU: Government Agency Caught Infiltrating Activist Media Outlet | State infiltration and attempted disruption of activist websites | UK Police Agent Provocateurs Exposed | Nottingham Indymedia statement on recent events | IMC London Statement on the recent Schnews Article | Bristol Indymedia's position on IP logging

Other Press Coverage: SchNews: INTER-NETCU | SchNews: Gateway Gate: Straight from the Pig's Mouth | Slashdot: UK Authorities Accused of Inciting Illegal Protest

Read more | 5 comments

Cop Infiltrators: PC Mark Kennedy AKA "Mark (Flash) Stone", "Lyn Watson", "Mark (Marco) Jacobs" and PC Jim Boyling, "Jim Sutton"

Sheffield Indymedia | 17-01-2011 22:53 | History | Policing | Repression | Sheffield | World

PC Mark Kennedy (AKA "Mark Stone"), "Lyn Watson" and "Mark Jacobs"

On 21st October 2010 a statement posted to Indymedia revealed that Nottingham based activist "Mark Stone" was in fact PC Mark Kennedy and he was an "undercover police officer from 2000 to at least the end of 2009". This news didn't get picked up in a big way by the corporate press until a story was spun that the trail of the Ratcliffe 6 had collapsed because he had "gone native" and had considered testifying for the defense. The "gone native" story was probably police disinformation.

In an interview with the Mail on Sunday (16th January 2011), for which he was allegedly paid a six figure sum, Mark Kennedy stated that he had taped a planning meeting at which the defendants were present. The Mail goes on to say that the "covert recordings he supplied police proved undeniably that the six men facing trial last week for conspiracy to commit aggravated trespass were innocent". The same Mail article also contains the claim that Mark Kennedy, "knows of at least 15 other officers who infiltrated the ranks of green campaigners in the past decade and of four who remain undercover". The Guardian has reported that an activist who knew him has said "The trouble with Mark is you don't know what is real, he was an absolutely extraordinary liar trained by the British state."

The media frenzy has also led to three further undercover police officers being exposed, Officer A, "Lyn Watson" who was undercover in Leeds from 2004 till 2008, Officer B, "Mark (Marco) Jacobs", who appeared in Brighton in 2004 and then moved to Cardiff in 2005 and was active there till 2009 and PC Jim Boyling, "Jim Sutton". A summary of the activities of the 3 agent provocateurs has been put together and activists are asked to publish any better photos or information about their political activity to this thread.

Legal Statments: Bindmans comments on collapse of prosecution against 6 environmental campaigners at Nottingham Crown Court today | Bindmans seek disclosure of material of convicted power station activists | Statement from Mike Schwarz, Lawyer to the Defendants

Feature Articles: Three undercover political Police unmasked as infiltrators into UK Anarchist, Anti-Fascist and Climate Justice movements | Undercover police officer back in the spotlight | Guilty verdict in Ratcliffe trial | Mark Kennedy/Stone exposed as undercover cop

Newswire: Photos of undercover Cop Simon Wellings | The Guardian-Mark Kennedy: Confessions of an undercover cop | The Real Facts Regarding Mark Kennedy’s Infiltration of Saving Iceland | Mark Kenney: A detailed chronology of his activities | Exposed: police spy in Worthing | Mark Cassidy undercover 1995 - 2000 | 'Peter Black' undercover 1993 to 1997 | Jim Sutton - undercover cop in Reclaim the Streets | New Photos of Officer A "Lynn Watson" and Officer B "Mark Jacobs" | Jim Sutton - undercover cop in Reclaim the Streets | An account of Marco Jacobs' time in Brighton | Statement from Cardiff Anarchist Network (CAN) on the infiltration by Mark ‘Marc | Exposure of police spy in UK sheds light on covert operations | Officer "B" Marco Jacobs- further info and photos | Ratcliffe trial last two sentences | Did the CPS unlawfully authorise undercover work? | Three undercover political Police unmasked as infiltrators into UK Anarchist, Anti-Fascist and Climate Justice movements | Kennedy Mania in the Mainstream Media | Kennedy/Stone talks to Mail on Sunday | Three undercover political Police unmasked as infiltrators into UK Anarchist, Anti-Fascist and Climate Justice movements | Officer 'B' revealed as Cardiff based 'Marco' Jacobs | Mark Kennedy: secret policeman's sideline as corporate spy | Post Flash Fallout, Lessons and Activist security | The 'censored' Mark Kennedy article | I can't forgive Mark Kennedy's betrayal of activists | IMPORTANT: A respectful request to all activists regarding Mark "Stone" | Undercover police officer back in the spotlight | Release the Kennedy Files | Ratcliffe: 2nd Court Case of 6 activist Collapses | Ratcliffe trial collapses! | Judge sentences 18 of Ratcliffe defendants | Statement from the defendants | Ratcliffe Trial Day 15 – Jury says Guilty | Activists found guilty in Ratcliffe coal climate trial | Ratcliffe Trial Day 14 – Jury Still Retired | Ratcliffe Day 10 – Defence calls more Defendants | Ratcliffe Trial Day 9 – Defence Calls More Experts

Read more

Publish

Publish your news

Do you need help with publishing?

Kollektives

Birmingham
Cambridge
Liverpool
London
Oxford
Sheffield
South Coast
Wales
World

Other UK IMCs
Bristol/South West
London
Northern Indymedia
Scotland

Sheffield Topics

Afghanistan
Analysis
Animal Liberation
Anti-Nuclear
Anti-militarism
Anti-racism
Bio-technology
Climate Chaos
Culture
Ecology
Education
Energy Crisis
Fracking
Free Spaces
Gender
Globalisation
Health
History
Indymedia
Iraq
Migration
Ocean Defence
Other Press
Palestine
Policing
Public sector cuts
Repression
Social Struggles
Technology
Terror War
Workers' Movements
Zapatista

Sheffield [navigation.actions2016]

Sheffield [navigation.actions2015]

Sheffield [navigation.actions2014]

NATO 2014

Sheffield Actions 2013

G8 2013

Sheffield Actions 2012

Workfare

Sheffield Actions 2011

2011 Census Resistance
August Riots
Dale Farm
J30 Strike
Occupy Everywhere

Sheffield Actions 2010

Flotilla to Gaza
Mayday 2010
Tar Sands

Sheffield Actions 2009

COP15 Climate Summit 2009
G20 London Summit
Guantánamo
Indymedia Server Seizure
University Occupations for Gaza

Sheffield Actions 2008

2008 Days Of Action For Autonomous Spaces
Campaign against Carmel-Agrexco
Climate Camp 2008
G8 Japan 2008
SHAC
Smash EDO
Stop Sequani Animal Testing
Stop the BNP's Red White and Blue festival

Sheffield Actions 2007

Climate Camp 2007
DSEi 2007
G8 Germany 2007
Mayday 2007
No Border Camp 2007

Sheffield Actions 2006

April 2006 No Borders Days of Action
Art and Activism Caravan 2006
Climate Camp 2006
Faslane
French CPE uprising 2006
G8 Russia 2006
Lebanon War 2006
March 18 Anti War Protest
Mayday 2006
Oaxaca Uprising
Refugee Week 2006
Rossport Solidarity
SOCPA
Transnational Day of Action Against Migration Controls
WSF 2006

Sheffield Actions 2005

DSEi 2005
G8 2005
WTO Hong Kong 2005

Sheffield Actions 2004

European Social Forum
FBI Server Seizure
May Day 2004
Venezuela

Sheffield Actions 2003

Bush 2003
DSEi 2003
Evian G8
May Day 2003
No War F15
Saloniki Prisoner Support
Thessaloniki EU
WSIS 2003

Server Appeal Radio Page Video Page Indymedia Cinema Offline Newsheet

insecure Unencrypted Page

We suggest you use an encrypted connection encrypted connection for browsing this site.

Please install the CAcert root certificate to verify the authenticity of the site, for more information see the security page.

IMCs


www.indymedia.org

Projects
print
radio
satellite tv
video

Africa

Europe
antwerpen
armenia
athens
austria
barcelona
belarus
belgium
belgrade
brussels
bulgaria
calabria
croatia
cyprus
emilia-romagna
estrecho / madiaq
galiza
germany
grenoble
hungary
ireland
istanbul
italy
la plana
liege
liguria
lille
linksunten
lombardia
madrid
malta
marseille
nantes
napoli
netherlands
northern england
nottingham imc
paris/île-de-france
patras
piemonte
poland
portugal
roma
romania
russia
sardegna
scotland
sverige
switzerland
torun
toscana
ukraine
united kingdom
valencia

Latin America
argentina
bolivia
chiapas
chile
chile sur
cmi brasil
cmi sucre
colombia
ecuador
mexico
peru
puerto rico
qollasuyu
rosario
santiago
tijuana
uruguay
valparaiso
venezuela

Oceania
aotearoa
brisbane
burma
darwin
jakarta
manila
melbourne
perth
qc
sydney

South Asia
india


United States
arizona
arkansas
asheville
atlanta
Austin
binghamton
boston
buffalo
chicago
cleveland
colorado
columbus
dc
hawaii
houston
hudson mohawk
kansas city
la
madison
maine
miami
michigan
milwaukee
minneapolis/st. paul
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new orleans
north carolina
north texas
nyc
oklahoma
philadelphia
pittsburgh
portland
richmond
rochester
rogue valley
saint louis
san diego
san francisco
san francisco bay area
santa barbara
santa cruz, ca
sarasota
seattle
tampa bay
united states
urbana-champaign
vermont
western mass
worcester

West Asia
Armenia
Beirut
Israel
Palestine

Topics
biotech

Process
fbi/legal updates
mailing lists
process & imc docs
tech

Publish

Publish your news

Do you need help with publishing?

Newswire

Audio UG#728 - Globalizing The Occupation (Israel & UK's Fusion-Intelligence Complex)
16-01-2016 13:35

Image TOMMYS MOUSETRAP @edlnews #ANTIFA @dubdanu @bikeyjezmo @siegfails @misscheeky666
03-01-2016 10:55 | 2 comments

Text Yorkshire Ripper Cover-up / Never Ending Story
15-04-2015 15:27

Audio Audio: 'Mass Surveillance, Liberty and Activism' with ORG Director Jim Killock
26-03-2015 00:40 | 3 comments

Audio UG#704 - Legal Restrictions as Fictions (The Deep State's Passion for Big Data)
28-02-2015 03:10

Image The Siege of Julian Assange is a Farce
17-11-2014 10:45

Image York Demo The Guidhall Against Jimmy Saville And Grandma B Abuse November 7th
01-11-2014 14:30

Text Yorkshire Ripper farce - new fake TV documentary
27-10-2014 13:30

Image Surveillance Project Exhibited in Nottingham
21-09-2014 00:23

Text Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign Mass Picnic and Festival
02-06-2014 16:36 | 1 comment

Text Stop G4S campaign convergence
24-01-2014 17:34

Image Yet another arrest at NSA Menwith Hill - call out for support next Tuesday
24-10-2013 20:49

Image Undercover Police Officers Licensed to Rape and Discredit UK Citizens
24-06-2013 08:51 | 8 comments

Audio Audio: Sheffield Stop G4S Meeting
15-06-2013 11:34 | 1 comment

Image Police escorting the EDL to Sheffield Station
08-06-2013 21:20 | 1 comment

Image Policing the EDL on West Street, Sheffield
08-06-2013 20:19 | 3 comments

Audio UG#645 - Potemkin Justice (Whistleblowers & Surveillance in 21st Century USA)
07-06-2013 09:03 | 1 comment

Image Hunting Wildlife Crime Officer Removed From Post
23-05-2013 12:05

Image Summer action camp against Shell
28-03-2013 13:17 | 1 comment

Text Aaron's Army #aaronsw
25-01-2013 17:22

Image State Using ‘Secret Evidence’ To Try And Keep John Bowden Behind Bars
08-01-2013 20:51 | 4 comments

Image Can of Worms Opened: The EDL Conspiracy Theories Start Here
08-01-2013 05:04 | 17 comments

Audio UG#605 - The Institutionalized Shadows of Psychopaths (Histories of the CIA/FBI)
04-01-2013 21:20 | 1 comment

Image november 5th #OpVendetta march on parliament - report & pics
06-11-2012 00:22 | 3 additions | 22 comments

Text The Earth Needs Rebels
24-10-2012 00:19

Text Man who armed Black Panthers was FBI informant, records show
24-08-2012 10:40 | 1 comment

Text The pursuit of Julian Assange is an assault on freedom and a mockery of journalism
23-08-2012 18:01 | 1 comment

Text America’s Vassal Acts Decisively and Illegally
16-08-2012 13:33

Text Has Australia Become a National-Security State?
05-08-2012 12:27

Image FBI Agents Raid US Homes in Search of “Anarchist Literature”
05-08-2012 09:44 | 4 comments

Image New Leeds ABC Leaflet
30-07-2012 09:57 | 2 comments

Text FBI Seize Riseup Server in New York
19-04-2012 21:27 | 1 addition | 1 comment

Image Bong: Welsh Copper tries to use law from New South Wales (Australia)
23-03-2012 10:50

Image The August 'Riots': film, talk, and discussion in Leeds
09-03-2012 19:00

Audio Is Stratfor spying on you? Wikileaks.
07-03-2012 16:59 | 1 comment

Image Mother of Richard O’Dwyer “America is trying to control and police the Internet”
07-02-2012 12:39

Text SHU Meeting, 7th Feb: Oppose extradition of Richard O’Dwyer to the US!
06-02-2012 23:05

Text Pirate Party UK condemns US take-down of MegaUpload
19-01-2012 21:33

Text Search for audience members from re-enactment to attend unique film screening
19-01-2012 09:38

Text Eviction - Press Release: 9/1/12 from Occupy Lancaster!
09-01-2012 19:21

Image Benefit For Antifascist Prisoners In Leeds
03-11-2011 16:09

Audio UG#572 - Monopoly and Money (Contradictions of Capitalism)
21-10-2011 14:42 | 2 comments

Audio UG#570 - The Fundamental Wrongness of 'Rights' (Law as Fiction)
15-10-2011 09:36

Image Antifascist Prisoners Leaflet
10-10-2011 09:49 | 8 comments

Generic Statewatch Analysis of Undercover Police in Europe
14-09-2011 18:26 | 2 comments

Text Daylight Robbery, Meet Nighttime Robbery
18-08-2011 06:35 | 11 comments

Text Youth sentenced to years in jail for posting Facebook notices during riots
18-08-2011 06:22

Text The stench of a police state
18-08-2011 06:20 | 2 comments

Text Parliament demands violent repression of British youth riots
12-08-2011 07:56 | 6 comments

Text 16,000 police deployed in London to put down youth revolt
10-08-2011 19:12

Image UK Antifascist Prisoners – Latest info
08-08-2011 14:27

Text Sean Cregan moved
05-08-2011 16:41

Image New Evidence Shows that Icelandic Police Lied about Mark Kennedy
03-05-2011 13:00 | 2 comments

Image Police intimidation of Liberal Democrat conference protest
15-03-2011 11:59 | 4 comments

Image Policing and barriers at the Liberal Democrat Conference in Sheffield #ldconf
14-03-2011 20:19

Image Sheffield Protest at libdem conference 2 of 2
12-03-2011 17:52

Text Mark Kennedy encountered in London
18-02-2011 17:47 | 26 comments

Generic Full list of Gateway 303 and 202 posts to IMC UK
23-01-2011 19:30 | 20 comments

Text Farewell to NETCU
23-01-2011 11:07

Text State infiltration and attempted disruption of activist websites
22-01-2011 08:52 | 1 comment

Text Preventative Arrest Used Against Anti-Racists in Leeds
20-01-2011 16:36 | 2 comments

Text Statement on Mark.Stone/Kennedy by Mark Barnsley
20-01-2011 12:25

Text Jim Sutton - undercover cop in Reclaim the Streets
19-01-2011 23:13 | 2 additions | 32 comments

Image Kennedy Mania in the Mainstream Media
19-01-2011 19:01 | 1 addition | 151 comments

Image An account of Marco Jacobs' time in Brighton
19-01-2011 15:57 | 1 comment

Text Statement from Cardiff Anarchist Network (CAN) on the infiltration by Mark ‘Marc
19-01-2011 15:49 | 6 comments

Image Officer "B" Marco Jacobs- further info and photos
18-01-2011 19:22 | 5 comments

Image Three undercover political Police unmasked as infiltrators into UK Anarchist, Anti-Fascist and Climate Justice movements.
18-01-2011 00:14 | 1 addition | 25 comments

Image Three undercover political Police unmasked as infiltrators into UK Anarchist, Anti-Fascist and Climate Justice movements
15-01-2011 21:17 | 1 addition | 33 comments

Image Officer 'B' revealed as Cardiff based 'Marco' Jacobs
15-01-2011 00:03 | 3 additions | 14 comments

Text IMPORTANT: A respectful request to all activists regarding Mark "Stone"
11-01-2011 12:59 | 15 comments

Text A brief history of “kettling” and why The Police Riot.
28-11-2010 05:13 | 3 comments

Text Police entrapment on student demo in London 24.11.10
25-11-2010 12:02 | 6 comments

Text Coach companies providing services to EDL
11-11-2010 01:13 | 1 addition | 5 comments

Text Leeds English Defence League March - Sat 31 Oct
29-10-2009 11:53 | 11 comments

Image Taking photos of Police to be considered a crime..
28-01-2009 09:25 | 1 addition | 6 comments


Newswire archive >>