EdBlog: G20 death should be murder inquiry

NEWSPAPER seller Ian Tomlinson died from heart failure minutes after being struck by a police officer's stick and falling to the ground at the G20 demo in London a week ago.

NEWSPAPER seller Ian Tomlinson died from heart failure minutes after being struck by a police officer's stick and falling to the ground at the G20 demo in London a week ago.

There is video footage of the incident that has been broadcast across the nation.

Before the moment that has shocked TV viewers, Mr Tomlinson was seen by other witnesses coming into contact with police.

Flip this incident around, and assume, for a moment, that the man who died was a police officer, having been hit with a stick after falling to the ground after coming into contact with protesters/bystanders.


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