Broken glass. Tons of rubbish. Forcing the police to use helicopters. The irony is not lost on me on the harm to the environment.
Posts Tagged: Protests
The Shadow Minister for Domestic Violence says a way should have been found for a peaceful remembrance to go ahead lawfully yesterday.
The police must be politically impartial. That includes being even-handed in upholding the law on protests.
If they “take the knee” towards some demonstrators, but not others, how can we be confident that neutrality is being maintained?
The racism of both men is well known – so why have they been spared from the chop?
“But boy, you sure don’t want these poor business owners getting hurt. People get hurt. As you know, we’ve had… law enforcement have lost their life.”
“The virus itself doesn’t discriminate, and gathering in large groups is temporarily against the rules precisely because it increases the risk…”
The Cambridgeshire Constabulary have been rightly criticised, but the Government needs to set timorous senior officers on firmer legal ground.
What would they say if Brexiteers used the language of coups, Nazis, and spilt blood that has been so prevalent from the pro-EU camp in the last 24 hours?
The protesters were at length evicted from the Public Gallery, but no one really seemed to be in charge.
Let us hope not. It’s unlikely, but not completely impossible. The Government must battle four trends to reduce the risk.
The Gilets Jaunes protests are not just a challenge to his tax policy, but to the democratically elected government of France. He must hit back.
In 2011 the now-Shadow Chancellor praised a mob attack on Conservative headquarters. That is a much better reflection of his true nature.