|One of the kettles, looking at Trafalgar Square from Whitehall|
Up to 60 youngsters from Acland Burghley School joined the 24 November protest in Whitehall, where the police contained them for about eight hours.
Year 11 pupils Sam Eaton and Adam Castle, and Adam's younger sister claim that the police action infringed their human rights and the Children Act 2004.
Adam said: 'As children we can't vote, so one of the best ways for us to voice our opinion is through protest and if that's stopped or inhibited by kettling then where are we left?'
A former Met commander of specialist operations told the BBC: 'It's very clear when you see other demonstrations that have got out of hand... they have descended into violent attacks all over the place and quite frankly the police are left with no alternative but to contain those mobs.'
|Whitehall, November 24 2010|
'This is not an isolated incident - in fact if you go back to the old SPG (Special Patrol Group) who themselves brought about the untimely death of school-teacher Blair Peach [link], the subsequent report of which was shelved for thirty years and only released last year.'