After Fitwatch posted advice for protesters at the Millbank occupation who may face arrest the site was blocked by the police. But rapid posting of the information on websites, blogs and social media made the block useless and now Fitwatch is back.
On Monday night police monitoring site fitwatch.org.uk received notification that the site had been suspended for 12 months due to “attempting to pervert the course of justice” after offering advice to the Millbank students. But within minutes of networking what had happened, people were re-posting the information on websites and blogs everywhere. There are now over 100 sites carrying the original post.
This was a real attempt to squash dissent and criticism of the police, as well as attempting to stifle common sense advice to protesters subject to a witch hunt by the right wing press. The solidarity given by so many people has ensured this hasn’t happened.