Man Died in G20 Protest After Clash With Cops: Witnesses

They saw news agent collapse after clash with cops
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Apr 6, 2009 5:43 AM CDT
British police in riot gear secure the area as protesters sit on the road during a rally in central London's financial district last Wednesday ahead of the G20 leaders' summit.   (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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(Newser) – London police are interviewing witnesses who reported seeing cops attack a man shortly before he collapsed and died during last week's G20 protests, reports the Guardian. The 47-year-old news agent hit his head on the pavement after the clash, according to reports. The confrontation occurred as riot police with dogs attempted to herd protesters away from London's financial district. The man's death has officially been attributed to a heart attack.