Friday, December 10, 2010

London, yesterday

I don't know what the answer is to tuition fees. Let's get that straight from the outset.

But what happened yesterday is not the answer.

Do we teach our children that if you disagree with something, simply get out onto the streets and start smashing the place up?

I followed it through social, rather than news media, and I was simply stunned by the attitude of some of the people who were taking part.

And as for the police brutality accusations. If you start chucking snooker balls and scaffolding pipes at police officers and police horses you are breaking the law, and it's highly likely that the police are going to take action to stop you. So don't fucking bleat if you get cracked with a baton. And as for the 'charge' by police horses, what a load of bollocks, they barely got into a trot.

If you feel strongly about something, you have a democratic right to protest, not that I personally think it makes that much difference. See the numbers at the Stop the War and Countryside Alliance marches. You do not however, have the democratic right to kick off to get your point across.

I hope that stupid bitch who swung on the flag on The Cenotaph is tracked down by the media and publicly shamed, the same goes for the little runt pissing on Churchill's statue. It can't be that difficult, they managed to identify a woman shoving a cat in a wheelie bin after all.


nuttycow said...

Well said.

Protest. Yes. Take part in wanton violence. No.

Annie (Lady M) x said...

Here here! I would love to slap the irreverent little bastards who were pissing on the war memorials and Churchills statue. Gratuitous violence and graffitti really wind me up.... did you see the picture of the place once the students had left? They had totally trashed it.

Gumpher said...

Nutters, the whole violence thing makes me very sad, but as Annie says, the temptation to slap the disrespectul little sods is tempting.

I think they're planning for more next week, and I fear we may see water cannons on the streets of the capital.

What are the police to do? What was the film quote, if he brings a knife, make sure you bring a gun?

Brennig said...

The ignorant little fucktards who broke in to buildings and generally behaved like criminals need to learn lessons that aren't taught at university.

Gumpher said...

Bren, they won't learn.

Their attitude is that it's fine to use violence as a means to an end, but it's not okay for the police to uphold the law.

If that is your mantra, don't complain if you get a slap off plod.