File:Evening Standard headline about Ian Tomlinson, April 2 2009.JPG
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Description: Image of Justin Davenport and Danny Brierley, "Police pelted with bricks as they help dying man", Evening Standard, 2 April 2009, about the death of Ian Tomlinson.
The article stated that Tomlinson was a "heart attack victim found in an alleyway," and that the police fought to save his life while protesters hindered them with a "barrage of missiles." On 7 April 2009 The Guardian published video footage showing that Tomlinson had been assaulted by a police officer minutes before his death. Later footage showed no barrage of missiles, but one bottle thrown, probably plastic, according to The Times (David Brown, "Ian Tomlinson: 'See you tomorrow, Barry, if I'm still living and breathing'", The Times, 9 April 2009).
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