G4S director of media relations (and former BBC war reporter)
A hard-learned lesson for G4S following its shambolic handling of security for the
G4S's failure cost it pounds 88m and further damaged its already threadbare reputation following the death of an Angolan man during his deportation in the custody of three G4S guards.
The board took Mynott's pre-crisis planning advice this week by drafting in 29 security guards and other personnel to cover its AGM following the threat of peaceful protests by shareholders and activists concerned about the company supplying prisons in
It worked, sort of. More than a dozen activists were dragged from the meeting in
Many shareholders were shocked to see first-hand the violent methods their company uses to make some of its pounds 56m annual profits.
"If someone refuses to leave and lies down on the floor they will be assisted to leave," he said. "How else do you get someone to leave if they continue [to protest] without helping them out?"
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