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Weds 1st April: G20 protests - discussion, reaction and chat

Discussion in 'protest, direct action and demos' started by editor, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. tangentlama

    tangentlama Nameless voices crying

    The police have a really weird block going on - two rows of police with around 20 foot gap - seem to be telling protestors to go back up the street & certainly not letting protestors join those on the other side of the gap. People are getting jammed up against he line and having to turn around and attempt to make their way upstream against a tide of people entering the top of the street.

    Very badly managed crowd-control here and bound to get casualties. Both police and/or organisers need to get another line at the top of that street to prevent more entering thinking they can join the main body via that street and allow those already in the jam to exit
  2. xes

    xes F.O.A.D

    it is better than doing absolutly fuck all about the mess we're in, isn't it?

    Or would you rather just sit back and let TBTB do what's best for you, because after all, they know what you need better than you do, don't they?
  3. Dowie

    Dowie Well-Known Member

    yikes, really angry looking protestor on BBC news with some blood on his face - just fallen over & some guy with a big long stick is also trying to fight the police
  4. ohmyliver

    ohmyliver poppin' like a cork

    I just go by what you post here, or weren't you thinking while you posted
  5. gabi

    gabi Banned Banned

    He just got taken down by the coppers. Good innings tho.
  6. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    It's kicking off a bit now. Pushing a shoving but several protestors getting right in the face of the police line and goading them.

  7. ajdown

    ajdown Posting in this thread

    Saluted and reviered? Slung in the Thames and left to float downriver more like.

    Those people do not speak for me, I do not support their viewpoints or action, therefore I have no reason to support them.
  8. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

    Live pics not on BBC anymore :(
  9. gabi

    gabi Banned Banned

    Yeh yeh, I think you've made ya point, getting a bit boring now.
  10. N_igma

    N_igma Epistemic nuisance

    I'm pretty sure I've seen Butchersapron holding back protestors.
  11. gabi

    gabi Banned Banned

    I doubt it :D
  12. ElectricKingdom

    ElectricKingdom New Member

    That's how it was destined to be. A pop at the police.
  13. DRINK?

    DRINK? bummed by karmachameleon

    That knob in the white shirt wants a proper smacking, the police are being very restrained I think...if I was in charge I'd go water canon, taser ( when they are good and wet ) and then horses
  14. ajdown

    ajdown Posting in this thread

    ... yet you don't think we've heard enough of the pro-protesters, who there seems to be rather a lot of on here right now instead of out reclaiming the streets with their comrades, and all that crap.
  15. ElectricKingdom

    ElectricKingdom New Member

    Well said.
  16. tangentlama

    tangentlama Nameless voices crying

    Those protestors are moving all the way down the street, and then seem to be told by the Police that they can't move through the last twenty feet to join the protestors and then having to move back up the street. Really ridiculous management from the police, I think. Like a log jam, things are bound to get jostly.
  17. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

  18. Roadkill

    Roadkill Well-Known Member

    Since you're getting all uppity about people not answering your moronic questions, perhaps you can explain why you can understand the motives of several thousand people with hundreds of different agendas who are up in central London demonstrating, whilst people on here can't 'take the liberty' of making assumptions about you?

    Are you a hypocrite, terminally stupid, on a wind-up or a bit of all three...?

    <e2a> And you can fuck off too, ajdown.
  19. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Wicked, Wicked, HYSTERICAL!

    Considering you two don't care that much why are you spending you precious time on here discussing it?

    Surely you have something better to do than to waste your time on such a boring subject that you don't care about? :confused:
  20. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    It's funny because usually these boards are really anti-protest and pro- global warming and capitalism, innit. This sudden change must be quite alarming for you!
  21. ElectricKingdom

    ElectricKingdom New Member

    That's a bloody good point.
  22. ajdown

    ajdown Posting in this thread

    Treason: a crime that undermines the offender's government, or disloyalty by virtue of subversive behavior

    We live in a democracy. The G20 leaders are democratically elected by their people. Of course you aren't going to agree with everything they ever do, but there are many other ways to change things than violent confrontation.
  23. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Yep. that approach really worked with the Iraq war eh?
  24. gabi

    gabi Banned Banned

    Oh dont get me wrong, I think this (as usual massively unfocused) protest is a huge waste of time, effort and money but time and a place innit.

    You can't dispute that the disparate groups down there have a right to protest, so just get over it eh.
  25. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    He'll get one if he's not careful.

    How do you do shit like that and not expect to get a clump? :confused:
  26. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    Jobs, justice and err... "climate". Apparently.
  27. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood


    You tool.
  28. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

    BBC: 1300 Commander Simon O'Brien from the Metropolitan Police's Gold Command centre says the 3-4,000 people now outside the Bank of England did not tell the police their plans, making decisions about policing levels "very difficult".

  29. DRINK?

    DRINK? bummed by karmachameleon

    I'd struggle to hold back....got nothing against protesting though some of those are clearly just up for a ruck...christ knows the sh*t they are coming out with though everyone watching the tv is praying for him to get put down....its pr*cks like him that ruin it for the protesters who are doing it for the right reasons....perfect way of losing public support...:rolleyes:
  30. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    So, slowly but steadily tempers are rising from the hemmed in crowd - the majority of whom are anything but violence-seeking anarchists.

    No doubt people's frustration will be compounded bythe rising police aggression.

    It's all so fucking predictable now.

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