A small picket took place outside the Crown Office in Edinburgh in solidarity with the family of Ian Tomlinson, killed by the police last year.
He was struck from behind with a baton in an unprovoked attack by Met police officer PC Harwood. Shortly afterwards, he died, yet England's Director of Public Prosecutions has deemed charges unlikely to succeed due to conflicting autopsy results. That conflict is between one carried out by a coroner under investigation for misconduct and two subsequent findings.
The 7 pickets handed out leaflets to passersby and Crown Office staff, these were positively received. "If it was me I'd prosecute him the same as anyone else," was one typical comment. A couple of works vans and a taxi stopped to get leaflets.
Police kept a discreet distance from the protest, which lasted around 90 minutes. Ian Tomlinson's family are understood to be considering what their next step should be, but have set up a fighting fund and a campaign website.
"The family have said they are going to carry on fighting for justice but are still considering all options about how to proceed and have not yet made any decisions in terms of future legal challenges yet. As and when they do, an announcement will be made on this website so please check back often or join our mailing list. At the moment if you want to donate money, it will go towards a general campaign fighting fund which will be put towards future campaign activities on the long road ahead to justice. Some people are asking about whether there is going to be a private prosecution - if the family decide in the future to do this it will announced here and any fundraising for that will be separate and announced at the time. Thank you to everyone for their continued support and interest."