Video footage obtained by the Guardian shows that Ian Tomlinson, the man who died at last week's G20 protests in London, had been attacked from behind and thrown to the ground by a baton-wielding police officer in riot gear.
Reports are that Tomlinson was not even participating in the protests, but has been walking home from his job as a newspaper salesman.
In a statement the night of Tomlinson's death, police claimed simply that they had been alerted that a man had collapsed, and sent medics in to help him. They claimed protesters attacked the medics, hindering their attempts to save the man. This video, and eye witness reports that are circulating on the internet, show this story was a lie.
The protests at the G20 summit, and the anti-NATO protests at Strasbourg days later, were some of the most impressive demonstrations in Europe in some time. It remain to be seen what the fallout of this police murder will be.