UK cops gas tax protesters

| 01/02/2011

(Daily Telegraph): Police used CS spray on protesters at an anti-tax avoidance demo after an activist was arrested while pushing leaflets into an outlet of Boots. Officers detained the woman on suspicion of causing criminal damage during a sit-in demonstration at the store in Oxford Street, central London. Demonstrators said she simply bent the rubber seal between the doors of the premises as she attempted to force leaflets through. As officers arrested her, a confrontation took place during which a member of the police deployed CS spray against a small group. Three people were taken to hospital for treatment following the incident, London Ambulance Service said.

Scotland Yard confirmed that CS spray had been used to disperse protesters during the arrest.

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