G4S Gurkhas Deployed Against Environmental Protestors

    Award-winning journalist Clare Sambrook reported this week on the private soldiers-for-hire working for the world's largest security company G4S.

    Recently named in the Civilian Gallantry List after working for G4S in Afghanistan, the team of former British Army Gurkhas have been deployed many times for the protection of private firms, including against environmental protestors outside a UK coal fired power station owned by energy giants E.ON.

    The G4S sales brochure boasts the team were "called upon by one of our customers to protect their coal fired power station from over 2,000 protesters. During this deployment over 60 of our officers conducted anti-protest operations over a period of four days while the site was effectively locked down.”

    Read the full piece on openDemocracy.