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posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 06:08 AM
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It was on their twitterfeed twitter.com...




posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 06:08 AM
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Am I the only one that thinks that a peaceful protest will accomplish nothing? I am not rooting for people to get hurt, but I am rooting for change.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 06:11 AM
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A combination of peaceful protest, civil disobedience and brute force rioting got rid of the Poll Tax ...

Yes, the crowd seem peacable enough now. Give them a couple of hours & it'll be chaos.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 06:13 AM
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No you are not the only one , hence my avatar


But on the other hand I don't want people to get hurt too... it's a bit of a dilemma.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 06:22 AM
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No, I'm with you on this.

The problem is, the PTB are leaving people no choice but to be aggressive, they consistently ignore public opinion, and then even laugh in our faces at the most stupid times.
It's almost as though they want to be ousted from power.

What kind of government gives themselves a pay rise, while the economy is sinking, and while millions are becoming unemployed, and while they're being exposed as spending our money on their second homes and watching porn?

At any other time in history this wouldn't have been accepted. So why are we accepting it now?



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 06:26 AM
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Sky news: 12.22 Alibunkall: #G20 the police have been forced to retreat and allow the groups to merge



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 06:27 AM
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They're about to start the climate camp. Hundreds of people setting up tents and blocking off the roads.

This could be the point where problems Kick off, a perceived injustice by one officer and it'll all go wrong.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 06:39 AM
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Holy crap, that was worrying, a few protesters just assaulted a police officer live on TV.

No doubt they'll be hunted down later though, they're probably already on a database.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 06:40 AM
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Looks like the cops are blocking anyone from entering or leaving the protest now. This should ruffle some feathers.


There's talk of heading to university of east London "where the revolution will begin"!


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posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 06:46 AM
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qik.com...

live stream from some dudes phone


CX

posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 06:50 AM
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The "Gold commander" the poice officer in charge of the operation, has just been talking about the arrests so far.

He said that some were arrested when an "adapted armoured personell carrier" was stopped earlier. The occupants were arrested and had some police uniforms with them.

I wonder if this is linked to the uniforms being sold in Manchester?

CX.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 06:51 AM
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Protestors are trying to push through the police. It's turning nasty because they"re penned in.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 06:51 AM
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Originally posted by CX
The "Gold commander" the poice officer in charge of the operation, has just been talking about the arrests so far.

He said that some were arrested when an "adapted armoured personell carrier" was stopped earlier. The occupants were arrested and had some police uniforms with them.

I wonder if this is linked to the uniforms being sold in Manchester?

CX.
I dunno what it's linked to, but I know the AV involed (posted eearlier on this thread) and it's the space hijackers.

I hope they get out of jail free, cos they're good people.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 06:52 AM
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He said that some were arrested when an "adapted armoured personell carrier" was stopped earlier. The occupants were arrested and had some police uniforms with them.

I wonder if this is linked to the uniforms being sold in Manchester?


Hmm, the first thing that comes to my mind is it is an easy cover for the cops when they get accused of starting the riots. They can just blame the protesters and claim they were impersonating cops.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 06:53 AM
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Not a fun day here in London, the place is pretty much locked down, The sun is out, its mild and the lighter nights have just started, This is going to bring out the masses thats for sure,

The police here are saying that there really want to get this over with within 24 hours if possible,

This evening is going to be one to watch,



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 06:53 AM
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Police have drawn blood, this is about to get nasty.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 06:55 AM
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For anyone that has seen footage of the event: How outnumbered are the cops? If you had to give a rough estimate, what ratio would you say it is, protester : cop?



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 06:56 AM
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Oh dear it's kicking off outside the Bank of England already, little skirmishes with the policemen drawing & using their truncheons. Can see one (vocal) protester with a nasty head wound.

Real disorder now ...



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 06:57 AM
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Originally posted by Karlhungis
For anyone that has seen footage of the event: How outnumbered are the cops? If you had to give a rough estimate, what ratio would you say it is, protester : cop?
I'd say at least 20,000 protesters (they were expectng 3000) vrs 1000 old bill at a guess.

If it kicks off, they're in deep doodoo.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 06:57 AM
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they are definetly outnumbered by a large margin..if there was a collaborated effort from the protestors they could probably over run the police quite easily given they are not in riot gear etc.Course riot gear would encite more violence from the psychological impact on both officers and the protestors,so i think they want to avoid that right now.

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