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Monday, June 23rd, 2008 at
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Daily Mail (!) – Was ‘friend’ who yelled abuse at police on anti-war demo a stooge or a thug, asks writer: As a throng of protesters built up by the barriers, an extremely animated demonstrator in a white T-shirt caught my eye. He was near the front screaming abuse at the police and trying to get a friend further back to join him. The second man sheepishly refused his encouragements to edge forward. The man in the T-shirt was tall, well-built and handsome, smiling but with a hint of menace. He pushed aside children and elderly people. He continued to shout slogans such as: ‘Pigs Out.’ On his back was a black rucksack and he carried a professional-looking camera with a large telephoto lens. (via)
“Is this him?” asks blogger:
These are grabs from this video captured at the front line. The man matching the description of the writer’s ‘friend’ can be seen at 1:32, 1:45 and 4:30 (i.e. right at the very end).
I’ve scanned through most of the available videos and stills and can’t find (a) any better matches for the description
or (b) any clearer shots of this guy.
Perhaps you can do better.
Q: “Is this him?”
A: According to bat020 (and others) it’s not.
See comments for more.
UPDATE – No names under comments, please. But do please sound off if you have illuminating photos/videos to share.
UPDATE (24 Jun) – There’s a solid lead on who is described in the Daily Mail article, but NO NAMES please until we get better photographic or video evidence. Video footage of the git behaving as described in the Daily Mail article would be the clincher.
Some hunting and emailing will be happening in the background today.