Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty group
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Liberty: 'TUC and the MET did a really good job'

Senior police officers focused too much on "kettling" during the march against government spending cuts last month, human rights campaigners have said.

A review by 120 legal observers from Liberty said the containment tactic was "under near constant consideration" when potential trouble spots emerged.

But it also said the police response to the TUC march in London was "in general proportionate".

Liberty was invited to observe the march by the TUC and Scotland Yard.

The director of Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti, said that "on the whole, the TUC and the MET did a really good job".

  • 18 Apr 2011
  • From the section UK
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