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Saturday, 12 April 2008

Fitwatch - Tactics Sharing Gathering - 26th April 2008 - 12:30

Room H216
London School of Economics
Connaught House,
Aldwych

What is Fitwatch?
We are tackling the use of police Forward Intelligence Teams on protests. We get
in the way of cameras, take photos and gather information on officers, and
are starting to reclaim our demonstrations from the police.

Do you want to Fitwatch?
Fitwatch is a tactic, not an organisation. Anyone can fitwatch and it can
be as confrontational or as pacific as you want. The more people who
start taking responsibility for dealing with FIT, the more chances we have
for effective protest.

Got some ideas? Want to know more?
Come to the Tactics Sharing Gathering and let's work out together how we
can kick FIT off our protests.

Whilst support and advice will be available, this is not a training day.
It is an open forum for both newcomers and experienced activists to share
ideas and experiences.

For further information on FIT and what we've done so far, see
www.fitwatch.blogspot.com

5 comments:

pc comment said...

Pc comment here. Why is no one writing on here anymore. I am going to the fitwatch meeting. See you there...cat, pigeons....sweeeeeet!

no comment said...

*yawn*

che said...

i just read about you in New Internationalist Magazine's "The Unreported Year 2007". Their write-up was excellent and a refreshing change from the paranoid-people-against-police-just-doing-their-jobs
stuff the mainstream press writes.

Anyway, I was really inspired to know what you're doing. It takes real vision, courage, and determination to do it. The Black Panthers did a similar thing after too many blacks and supporters were getting hurt or killed by politically hostile police, as I'm sure you know.

I just want to say thank you, thank you, thank you! You have a true supporter in Vancouver, Canada. If I can do anything to assist, please let me know.

che

fighting fit said...

Che,

Thanks for such a lovely comment, it is amazing to get international support! Although I don't think we can claim to do what the Panthers did. They were up against a level of brutality that we don't (yet) have to face.

I also thought the New Internationalist did an excellent write up - it's on the blog if anyone wants to read it.

I'd be interested to hear about the situation in Vancouver - you have similar laws...do you have a Canadian FIT?

Anonymous said...

there's a very interesting history of riots in vancouver, called 'reading the riot act', came out in 2005.