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Protesters fought the law, but the law fought back ... very, very loudly

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posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 04:40 AM
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Protesters fought the law, but the law fought back ... very, very loudly


www.guardian.co.uk

Protesters gathered at Kingsnorth power station last August may have many reasons to feel aggrieved at their treatment by police. But they might concede that officers had a sense of humour. How else to explain the song police chose to blare out in an attempt to deprive activists of sleep: I Fought the Law and the Law Won.

A report into the policing of last year's Climate Camp demonstration, to be presented today in parliament, has criticised Kent police for its apparent use of "psychological operations".

To wake protesters during the week-long protest last August, police are accused of using vans to play loud music that included Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries and the theme from 80s sitcom Hi-de-Hi.
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posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 04:40 AM
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This is a prime example of the vast amount of techniques that todays police use in order to gain a 'result'. The use of psychological operations is increasing and the absurdity of the costs of this entire operation is outrageous, especially when you consider that it was mostly families with young children at the protest, which was against the building of a coal fired power plant.

A report suggests that music was used in order to deprive protestors of sleep, and a message that said "Disperse now, or dogs, horses and long-handed batons will be deployed" is bang out of order.

Officers from 26 forces were involved in the 5.9 million pound operation... to get rid of the protestors so that the corporates and government can continue to pollute our environment with a coal fired plant.

But there is a lighter side to all this.. The police have shown just how corrupt, 'nanny state' and 'big brother' they really are..

Home Office minister Vernon Coaker apologised to MPs after it emerged the 70 police officers he claimed had been injured in clashes with protesters had suffered unrelated ailments - including bee stings and a toothache.

police seized more than 2,000 items, including a clown outfit, cycle helmets, tent pegs and board games. The confiscation of the camp's supply of soap was justified by police "because protesters might use it to make themselves slippery and evade the grip of police."


Overall, the police are continuing to use bully boy tactics and scare mongering to slip their way around the legal rights of the citizens.

www.guardian.co.uk
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posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 04:48 AM
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I'm curious as to whether the police pay any kind of PRS for this?

I can imagine pro-longed and repeated plays can rack up potential royalties.



posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 04:58 AM
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Why didn't the protesters just turn their hippy vans around and play "Bad Boys" back at the cops?



posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 05:46 AM
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Lol, great replies...

Good point that about the PRS (Performing Rights Society for those who dont know, they claim royalties for the playing of performers material).

As ever, one law for us and another for them....



posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 05:48 AM
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This won't work for long, people will start making protesting kits.

take earplugs next time!!!!



posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 06:04 AM
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Originally posted by ExtralienBut there is a lighter side to all this.. The police have shown just how corrupt, 'nanny state' and 'big brother' they really are..


Yep they sure are, and they never give up. Even though you never do anything, they will keep trying to destroy yourlife forever, until they get you, whether you done anything or not.

Police are full with 99% murderers who can do anything they want to people they do not like, or to destroy lifes for there friends.

Non lethel weapons, is a nightmare they have today, and if they target you, you are fooked for life, as they will never stop.

Just a bunch of serial killers that have the toys now to do whatever they want.



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