Ian Tomlinson, a newspaper salesman in the city of London, was walking home from work with his hands in his pocket. His route home brought him close to Metropolitan policemen trying to illegally “coral” G20 protestors. A masked copper attacked Mr. Tomlinson from behind with a truncheon. Mr. Tomlinson fell to the ground and died a short time thereafter.
In recognition of this unprovoked attack and to show solidarity with the equally aggressive Israeli “Defence” Force, the policeman in question has been made an honorary Israeli citizen.