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Reality of Police Brutality- Just a formality

A Manchester United fan has accused Italian police of snatching her digital camera to prevent her filming scenes of brutality in the Stadio Olimpico last night.

Carla Lyes, a 23-year-old Red Devils supporter from Rusholme in South Manchester was part of the 4,000 strong travelling contingent at United's 2-1 Champions League defeat to AS Roma.

Lyes needed medical treatment for a wrist injury sustained as police seized her camera as she was filming an eye-witness account of the trouble which flared towards the end of the first-half.

She claims police were continuing to strike supporters with batons even after they were on the ground covered in blood. And one fan was also struck despite apparently being unconcious.

"The police clearly did not want me to film what they were doing," said Lyes.

"It was awful. Even when I was getting treatment for my injuries supporters were stil

Added: Apr-7-2007 
By: aliveleak
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