...and back to this visit. I'm not for a second trying to dissuade anyone from going along and protesting. Rather, trying to illustrate why I'm less than enthusiastic about it and (almost certainly) won't be joining in. I'm tired of hearing (privileged conservative m/c Brits in my experience, though others' experience may of course be different) sneering at "stupid Americans who think they're going to get their jobs back". It's nothing like the Poll Tax. The riot was just the icing on the cake of a massive, well rooted, community based movement. The mass non-payment was the genuinely exciting thing to take from that imo. Even if (and its a fucking massive "if") it kicks off big time...so what? What is there to feed back into? There's precious little of a "left" around and what there is is pretty fucked up right now. The cops have had plenty of practise at this kinda thing now. Trump, at best, won't give a shit. At worst, he'll revel in it. Otoh...if you and your mates go and have a fun day out and maybe meet some like-minded people, then great. Enjoy.