Tactic used by police, in which protests are smashed by police coercing protesters into a small space and then keeping them there by surrounding them and attacking anyone who tries to break out or asks to leave. Normally combined with verbal abuse and periodic baton charges against the protesters. It is basically a form of inhumane and extrajudicial imprisonment.
Those held in pigpens often include not only protesters of all descriptions (and not only the ones cops claim to be targeting), and also anyone else who's on the scene, e.g. tourists, journalists, shoppers, local residents.
The tactic has been used fairly regularly by British police against anti-capitalist protesters at events such as Mayday, Disarm DSEi and also at animal rights protests (all of which rely on small numbers of mobile people in small groups to cause disruption).
Referred to as "corralling" in pig-speak; pigpen is the usual term used by protesters. I've also heard it referred to as a kettle, because it's identical to the tactic by this name which was used by the Russian army in Stalingrad.
On Mayday 2001, protesters and assorted others were kept in a pigpen for over 8 hours (with the exception of a large contingent who, led by the White Overall contingent, the Wombles, managed to break out). There were no toilets, no proper medical facilities and it was pouring with rain, and cops made periodic attacks on the crowd, forcing people closer together. There was a real danger of a Hillsborough-style crush, although the real purpose of the attacks seems to be to get "riot" footage to put on the news, so as to make excuses for the cop violence.
Those oppressed by the pigs in this way included also a large number of shoppers on Oxford Street, workers who were returning home, and even two German tourists who cops wouldn't let leave even when they showed their plane tickets - they missed their flight as a result.
I saw 2 police cars leave the pig pen
1) A city known for heavy police activity.
2) A cop station
Eagan is a fucking pig pen.
A car just left the pig pen.
Shit, Im not eating at a pig pen
A bar where you pick up fat ugly skanky people. A meat market where you are so desperate that you will take what you can get, no matter how gross they are.
I saw Dicky checking out the hogs at the pigpen, isn't his wife ugly enough ?
A rank ass smelling person who makes you want to vomit and snort it up your nose so you don't have to tolerate the funk anymore.
Pigpen is fucking disgusting and he needs to be set on fire to rid the smell.
(pig`pen`) v. TO PIG PEN: The action in which two males and two females participate in a sexual transaction of semen. The two couples fuck missionarily with the two females back facing each other; whilst being fucked the two females share a double ended dildo between their anal cavities. A take off on a pig roast.
Scott: Hey Sonya, want to have a pig roast?
Sonya: Make it a Pig Pen and throw Mrs. Blank, and Mr. Anstead in there, then you have a deal.
What you call the bedroom of someone who fucks fat discusting women.
morty - where did Cletus go?
Rick - He's hookin up with that hog from the bar back in his pig pen.
A filthy individual. A cartoon character
Pigpen just picked his nose. It's like we're watching Charlie Brown.