Alfie Meadows sustained a brain injury having been struck on the head with a baton by a Metropolitan Police officer at a protest about tuition fees on 9 December 2010. That assault is the subject of an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission, (IPCC). The Metropolitan Police charged Alfie with violent disorder, a charge he strongly denies the charge and to which he will plead not guilty.
There are 7 weeks until Alfie’s trial. Join the call for the charges to be dropped NOW. Alfie nearly died after being struck with a police baton during the 2010 anti-fees protest. He should not be facing prison.
1. Sign the petition calling for the charges against Alfie to be dropped and circulate it as widely as possible.
2. Come to the "Stand up for Justice" public forum on Monday 5th March, 7pm, Friends Meeting House. Speakers include: Imran Khan (Campaigning Lawyer & solicitor for the Lawrence family), Alfie Meadows (student defendant), Frank Fernie (imprisoned protester, now free!) Liam Burns (NUS President), Maggie Mitchell (parent of imprisoned student), Marcia Rigg (Sean Rigg Justice & Change campaign), Jelena Timotijevic (DTRTP), Rob Evans (Guardian journalist)
3. Protest in support of Alfie Meadows, first day of his trial, Monday 26th March, 9am @ Kingston Crown Court, 6-8 Penrhyn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2BB
4. Support the DTRTP campaign. If you are in a trade union or campaign group pass a motion in support, affiliate to the campaign and send a donation.