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Protest Demonstration at G4S AGM 26th May 2016

Members of Sutton for Peace & Justice joined with War on Want and other campaigners to protest outside the AGM of G4S, held at the Sutton town centre Holiday Inn on 26 May. G4S security services have their head office in Sutton.


The main aim of the protest was to get G4S to dis-engage from their contracts to provide security equipment and services to the Israeli prisons where Palestinian political prisoners are held illegally, often without trial and subject to torture. In addition, voices were raised against the abuses in the child detention centres in the UK and in the prisons G4S runs in the USA, South Africa and Papua New Guinea.

G4S is the company that failed to fulfil its Olympic contract, necessitating the Army becoming involved in the safety and security work at the games. The company was also the one that in March 2013 was criticised at an inquest on a man who died after his wheelchair, which was not properly fixed, tipped backwards. This was while G4S were providing services under their £3.5 million outsourced contract providing transport services for St Helier Hospital in Sutton. The coroner’s jury said that G4S staff had not received sufficient training to move patients safely between their homes and hospitals.

(Reporting by Mike McLoughlin.)


2 Responses

  1. […] and protest by moving the AGM out of central London. Its plan didn’t work. Local activists from Sutton for Peace and Justice welcomed Stop G4S campaigners from elsewhere to hold a lively protest outside the AGM. Activists in […]

  2. […] G4S campaigners from a variety of organisations joined local activists from Sutton for Peace and Justice to protest outside the G4S AGM held at the Holiday Inn in Sutton on 26 May.  They wanted to send a […]

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