Police Fitwatch Blog Censorship Attempt Laughed Off By Internet

Within just a couple of hours of the news that the police had closed down the fitwatch website the piece which so offended the sensitive flowers has been blooming across the internet.

Fitwatch are a loose organisation who for several years have narked off the filth by exposing, blocking and challenging the Forward Intelligence Teams (FIT), the branch of the police used to spy on and harass protesters.  If you’ve ever been on a demo or even at a community festival or football match then you may have noticed them pointing a camera at you because they’re too scared and lazy to be proper coppers.

After last weeks events at Millbank during the student demonstrations fitwatch.org.uk published some advice for those worried they had appeared in the press and may face arrest.  The piece called Beating police repression after the student occupation can be read on this blog and now, thanks to the bungling Met a growing number of sites across the internet.

The fitwatch site was shut down on request of Acting Detective Inspector Will Hodgeson from CO11. Early reports suggest that this happened due to a request from the police to the site’s host complaining the site may be involved in perverting the cause of justice. This is a worrying development. Whilst we will doubtless know more tomorrow, as yet it does not seem a Court Order has been issued, which means the filth are now bullying internet hosting companies into removing material which upsets them.

The good news is that the offending piece, now being much discussed on twitter can be found at:

http://dirt.thevacuumcleaner.co.uk/2010/11/beating-police-repression-after-student.html

and here: http://norfolknonaligned.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/beating-police-repression-after-the-student-occupation/

and also at

http://bryanspygar.blogspot.com/2010/11/beating-police-repression-after-student.html

http://projectsheffield.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/httpfitwatch-org-uk-has-been-suspended/

as well as UK indymedia, Bristol indymedia and Scotland indymedia as well as being linked to on facebook pages, republished in forums etc.

And of course google.

All in just two hours, please join in, republish and show the Met the internet will not be censored. Add links to anywhere else you’ve spotted it in the comments below.

UPDATE: 12.45pm Tuesday 16th November

The post is now also available at:

http://truth-reason-liberty.blogspot.com/2010/11/police-take-fitwatch-down-as-they-go-on.html

http://bristle.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/we-are-all-fitwatch-cops-take-down-police-watchdog-website-with-wild-claims-no-evidence-spurious-legality/

http://cambridgeanarchists.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/fitwatch-org-taken-down-by-the-filth/

http://edinburghanarchists.noflag.org.uk/2010/11/fitwatch-org-uk-taken-offline-by-police/

http://www.isle-of-avalon.co.uk/fitwatch.html

http://blog.voyou.org/fitwatch-post.html

http://libcom.org/library/beating-police-repression-after-student-occupation

http://nothingiseverlost.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/beating-police-repression-after-the-student-occupationbeating-police-censorship-of-the-internet/

http://barnsdale.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/fitwatch-suspended-time-for-solidarity-make-sure-the-students-are-well-advised/

http://policestate.co.uk/articles/94

Nothern indymedia

London indymedia

http://www.urban75.net/vbulletin/forums/28-Politics-protest-and-current-affairs


http://mostlywater.org/beating_police_repression_after_student_occupation

http://identi.ca/notice/58702225


http://liverpoolsolfed.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/beating-police-repression-after-the-student-occupation/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/16/student-anti-police-website-closed?showallcomments=true#end-of-comments

http://talkingliberties.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/solidarity-with-fitwatch/

http://www.permanentrevolution.net/entry/3192

http://headstrong.me.uk/?p=126

http://auntiefarr.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/advice-for-students-at-millbank/

http://22674586.blogspot.com/2010/11/bit-sharp.html

http://glasgowanarchists.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/words-of-advice-for-young-people/

http://earwicga.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/fitwatch-pass-it-on/

http://doncasteranarchist.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/advice-for-students-pass-it-on/

http://board.muse.mu/showthread.php?p=8692433

http://barefootreporting.blogspot.com/2010/11/fitwatch-closed-but-heres-their-last.html

http://anarchistmedia.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/support-fitwatch-support-the-students/

http://fitwatch.tiltingatwindmills.org.uk/

Fitwatch have said they ain’t going fucking anywhere and will be back online soon, in the meantime you can catch them on facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fitwatch/103821345868

5 responses to “Police Fitwatch Blog Censorship Attempt Laughed Off By Internet

  1. I’ve printed out a copy of the offending legal advice and will be displaying it outside my local police station; I urge others to do likewise all across the land.

  2. spotted now at:

    bryanspygar.blogspot.com

    truth-reason-liberty.blogspot.com

    barnsdale.wordpress.com

    johhnyvoid.wordpress.com

    policestate.co.uk

    libcom.org

    permanentrevolution.net

    urban75.net

    bristle.wordpress.com

    cambridgeanarchists.wordpress.com

    edinburghanarchists.noflag.org.uk

    and, to all intents and purposes here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/16/student-anti-police-website-closed?CMP=twt_fd

  3. Pingback: Fitwatch Ban Reveals True Face of Tory’s Civil Liberties | the void

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