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UK police hunt for anti-govt protestors

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    The British police have released images of 16 more people involved in the massive March 26 protests in London calling for information to help identify them.

    This comes as most of the more than 200 people arrested by the officers in connection with the demonstrations were those protesting tax evasion by major companies and were not involved in acts of violence, the Islamic Republic of Iran News Agency (IRNA) reported.

    The Metropolitan police have accused the 16 including a woman and 15 men, of resorting to violence and attacking banks and shops saying they should be interrogated.

    "Appalling acts of violence were committed on the day of the TUC march and there is an extensive operation under way to identify those responsible", said Met Detective Chief Superintendent Matthew Horne, who is leading the investigation.

    In the follow-up to last year's student rallies against cuts to the education system and the tuition fee rises, the Met also published the pictures of student protestors and sought help from the public to identify them.

    The March 26 march in London attracted some 500,000 people from different groups who condemned the austerity plans of the coalition government.

    The march came to its official end in the evening on the day after Labour leader Ed Miliband and a number of union leaders addressed protestors but angry youth continued to rally in the central parts of the city until the early hours of the night.

    Some of the activists mainly from student unions and anti-capitalism campaign groups then targeted the branches of leading London banks and renowned shops as symbols of capitalism and tax evasion.

    Sporadic clashes erupted between the security forces and demonstrators as officers kept pursuing them in the central areas of London.

    Some 140 of the detainees during the protests have been charges and referred to judicial system.

    The UK Uncut who are fighting against tax avoidance and working to raise awareness about cuts to public services has launched a campaign to clear detainees of their charges.

    The campaign group said in a statement that most of the people who marched against symbols of capitalism and major tax evaders on March 26 faced charges despite taking part in “non-violent” protests.

    Source>>>>>>> PressTV - UK police hunt for anti-govt protestors