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Once again congratulations for being an embaresment to the sikh community across the world. Vilonce wont acieve anything. Hope you hang your head in shame for what was done yesterday. and for the t

So what were you boys doing here? left the women at home, and got lost with your sat nav. Hope you got your passport stamped leaving west london... or has the home office got it anyway

i saw the gattering and the protest taking place, so its what i saww, no exagerrating.. Sikh channel is promoting these protest and by defult promoting violance Is that what modern day 21st centurary

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http://www.dudleynew...Dudley_protest/

A MAJOR investigation has been launched after 200 militant protesters complaining about meat and alcohol being consumed at a Dudley Sikh community centre wrecked the place and attacked the police.

After the dust settled after the major public disorder, two members of the public were in hospital with head injuries as was a policeman who had head injuries, all three are in a stable condition whilst another police officer sustained dental injuries.

Violence erupted at around 12.45pm at a community centre on Swancote Road when 200 militant protesters forced their way into the building.

Chief Inspector Deb Doyle, who led the police response to the disorder, said: "What started as a peaceful protest soon turned to violence when a minority of people started throwing missiles at officers and then forced their way inside the centre.

"Once inside they have vandalised the building and refused to leave until the centre managers agreed to ban the supply of meat and alcohol on the premises.

"I would urge those responsible for the violence to hand themselves in to their local police station immediately or face officers arresting them at home in the very near future."

Roads around the building were closed for five hours to allow emergency services access to the site, while the force helicopter hovered overhead capturing the incident on camera.

Officers from across the force attended the incident to restore order and assist in negotiations between protesters and the centre's management.

A coach was allowed into the area under police escort to remove legitimate centre users to safety.

Protesters ended their occupation of the building at around 6pm when centre managers agreed to ban the supply of meat and alcohol on the premises.

Significant damage was caused to the inside of the community centre which remains cordoned-off this evening while specialist forensic examiners search for evidence.

CCTV footage has been seized and officers will soon begin the process of scouring through the hours of footage to identify those responsible for the violence.

A 28-year-old man arrested on suspicion of violent disorder was later released on police bail bending further enquiries.

Damage was also caused to a car parked outside the centre when the coach evacuating centre users scraped its side.

Anyone with information on those responsible for the disorder and vandalism should call Dudley police on 0345 113 5000. Alternatively, people who do not wish to speak to police officers directly can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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the committe memebrs are ultimately responsible for this.....that communnity hall was paid for by hard working local sikhs who donated this for the propogation of community events and parchaar...not to poision people with alcohol and meat...the committee were told many times that this will not be tolerated but they didnt budge..

now they are saying they will no longer do activities contrary to the teachings of Sikhism, well this is little too late. look at the damage you have done to our religion and image, as this is in local press and news and police officers going about their duty are injured and Sikhs face criminal prosecution and even short jail terms.

if they had come to their sense first this all wouldnt have happened

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Pal, I understand that but as protesters there it should have been very peaceful for it to have been effective.

This is my opinion of an ideal protest. This was a protest against Rochester NY Gurudwara that banned the Kirpan:

I know the majority of the protesters were peaceful and would condemn the actions of the small few that did turn violent. Not good.

Oh my. Who did this? I guess we'll know once the cops have trawled through the CCTV footage.

Notice the word "militant" in the report. Not good.

What is CCTV footage? I'm from the USA so i am not familiar with it.

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It seems the story has SEVERELY been inaccurately and reported in a single sided manner.

EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED POST ON THE DUDLEY NEWS AND VOICE YOUR CONCERNS HOW THEY ARE ABUSING THEIR JOURNALISM AND MEDIA POWER IN THE COMMENTS BOX. They have a comment box in the article, everyone voice your opinions how they are trying to defame and mislabel a community.

This seems like a clear case of defamation: libel and slander.

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CCTV is video cameras - you know the small ones on the side of buildings? We've got a lot over here in the UK.

Big brother is always watching. Reminds me of V For Vendetta.

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The media may have reported it from one side, by only talking to the commitee. However look at the quote from the police.

Chief Inspector Deb Doyle, who led the police response to the disorder, said: "What started as a peaceful protest soon turned to violence when a minority of people started throwing missiles at officers and then forced their way inside the centre.

"Once inside they have vandalised the building and refused to leave until the centre managers agreed to ban the supply of meat and alcohol on the premises.

"I would urge those responsible for the violence to hand themselves in to their local police station immediately or face officers arresting them at home in the very near future."

The police can not lie, they have no reason too. They are neutral.

A few have tarnisehed the whole satkaar campaign. Everytime there is a new protest the commitee will inform the local police about what happened at dudley. The satkaar sevadars on more than one occasion highlighted it was to be a peaceful protest, they even had a protocol for the day.

Those who attacked the police by throwing missiles and vandilsed the centre need to be identified and be held to account. Dudley commitee had already shamed themselves. Those who caused trouble have shamed the majority. If the press was present they could have highlighted why they were protesting and the sacrilage that was happening. But now the local press has labeled them as 'militants',due to there actions. Dudley commitee was wrong, however those who attacked innocent police officers who were doing there job are just as bad. there not 'innocent sikhs' who will have a criminal record, they are trouble makers.

If all else fails it is righteous to raise the sowrd, TRUE but not against innocent parties who are trying to hold the peace and keep order in the town.

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Having watched the footage on Sikh Channel all I have to say is shame on you Dudley Committee for causing this to happen. I don't understand how you can sit inside eating meat and drinking alcohol while Guru Gobind Singh Ji's children are doing simran on the floor outside. I don't understand how can you have no problem with causing the children of Dashmesh Pita to be beaten by the police. I don't understand how you can spit in the face of your Guru.

How do you sleep at night?

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This kind of thing, you needed to be there in order to see it for yourself. Media as always adds so much extra false stuff to it, but its a shame that alot of people will read this and think it actually happened. The police were very provoking anyway. Shame on the committe, if they agreed to the akaal thakts sandesh then maybe all of this wouldnt have had to happen.

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I will be unbiased as possible I arrived at the gurdwara around 12.15 and found that the car park which belongs to the gurdwara having a barrier on it and members of the gurdwara/centre committee directing people into the car park for party users.

At the gates of the centre those attending the party where standing and watching

At the bottom of the road singhs started to come and were told by the police not to go near the carpark that meant that the singhs increasing in numbers had very little space the singhs then started to do simran and chaupi sahib in the road...this carried on for a good hour by this time the party people had also started to arrive which meant that more of the party people (some who did matha taek at the gurdwara first) went towards the party hall.

All was peaceful.....then out of the blue 5 party goers lead by "Sangha" came up provocatively towards the singhs and said "Ajo singho changi photo kitcho"...this incensed some of the singhs and they chased them towards the centre.......thats how it all kicked off!!

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