sputnik wrote:jonnyp42 said: I can't agree with this view, all people had to do was move on as directed. If they had done so there would have been no violence
If you had been present, you would have seen that it was impossible to move on - the police used the 'kettling' technique in which people are corralled in a space for many hours with no access to food or toilet facilities. (It happened to me earlier in the day.) Add to the mix snarling police dogs, being hit or threatened with truncheons and being otherwise threatened by riot police and you have the measure of it. It was completely disproportionate and I am not surprised it made demonstrators angry - it was designed to provoke.
boroughpaul wrote:the police have a job to do...to keep the streets safe for the vast majority. sometimes that involves upsetting the tiny minority who go on protests. too bad
beetroot wrote:boroughpaul wrote:the police have a job to do...to keep the streets safe for the vast majority. sometimes that involves upsetting the tiny minority who go on protests. too bad
Your fascist views are always hilarious.
MonnowRoader wrote:I lost sympathy with the protesters as soon as violence was used.
MonnowRoader wrote:Throwing bottles at medics trying to save a dying man? It's disgusting.
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