Brit Cops Sic Dogs on Eco-Protesters

Officials call it a 'different style of policing'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 19, 2009 2:58 AM CDT
Brit Cops Sic Dogs on Eco-Protesters
Protesters confront police at a power station near Ratcliffe-on-Soar in England.    (AP Photo/David Jones/PA)

(Newser) – Climate change activists were chewed up by police dogs as British cops sicced German shepherds on protesters scaling fences at a power station. ''Of course this is regrettable, but it's a combination of reckless behavior by some protesters and us having to respond with a different style of policing," said an official. Some 1,000 activists converged on a giant coal-fueled plant in Nottinghamshire for the weekend protest, reports the Telegraph.

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"A lot of people had puncture wounds from the dogs. People were bleeding," said one protester, who estimated as many as 20 people had been bitten. (Read more climate change stories.)

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