Yesterday the HSBC 3 Defence Campaign received this statement of support from investigative journalist and film maker, John Pilger.
“The arrests of Patrick, Mark and Toby starkly represent the most disturbing trend in Britain — the rise of an openly political police. This has happened in the past of course – such as the Miners’ Strike in the 1980s — but what’s different now is the impunity given to the police …on a wide range of critical issues by politicians, and a bi-party acceptance of their political role. At worst, the police can kill with impunity, it seems, and increasingly they arrest and prosecute arbitrarily those whose dissent marks the line between democracy and a state of fear and compliance. All power to the complete exoneration of the HSBC 3.”