I'll try to get all of this into one post ..
Originally posted by Jackboot.Heel
I hate to snip as good of a post as yours, but this point makes my blood boil.. How is it unreasonable of the protestors do to this? If tear gas is
such a mild, acceptable thing to have happen to you, then the police should just man up and take what they've been dishing out. Or if tear gas is so
terrible that it being returned to sender is illegal, then it shouldn't have been brought into play in the first place..
Whats next, saying protesters are bad people for punting pineapple grenades back when the police start throwing those?
The tear gas is used as a non-forceful harmless weapon to help disperse crowds. You can see in a lot of the videos that the police force advised
people to disperse and gave multiple warnings that other means would be used in order to make them disperse. The use of non-lethal measures, such as
tear gas and audio deterrent, were used after multiple warnings or when the crowd became unruly. Throwing the canister of gas back at the police is
considered an unruly act.
And to your second point .. If grenades are being used, then the situation is not an innocent protest and by all and any means should the crowd of
gatherers fight back.
Originally posted by ukman2009
I cant believe people are sticking up for the police on this one, going to hit someone with a baton when they have tripped over, spraying pepper spray
in peoples faces when they have complied with instructions, surrounding these people and not allowing them to move anywhere making the situation 10
times worse. These "tactics" that you are advocating are the same ones that killed an innocent news seller on his way back from work in london. Its
just plain wrong.
Other than what the guy in the video says, there is no evidence on the video that shows any being hit with knight sticks or having tear gas set off in
their face as they laid on the ground. IF this video were to show such actions taking place, then I would be the first one to stand up for the
protestors. But it doesn't.
Originally posted by RoyalCanadian
what those police are doing is illegal
if you really want something to be done about this that video could be used as evidence in court though the police would probably just get a slap on
What the police did was not illegal. Just because you do not agree with the measures that they took to handle the situation does not make those
This video will more than likely be presented in a court of law, like I stated earlier, however the video is not going to be this guys saving grace
like he may be hoping for. It's nothing more than edited footage with allegations of abuse by the police and of innocence by the protestors that can
not be seen on camera.
Originally posted by ugie1028
I wrote about this a few days ago, it didint get attention.
Luke is now a reporter for Russia today news.
I was also in that area when i went.... for those who remember that i went to the G20 protests.
I messed up on the ending because my MM kept crashing... should of came out better.... but anyway... enjoy! some info cut from quote for
The video is great, but there is something I notice in your video that reinforces what's being said here by people, like myself, that are on the
other side of the fence about the situation.
If you notice in the video .. When the crowds are assembled peacefully, the police are assembled peacefully. When the crowds are unruly and acting out
.. Then the police forces are using legal, non-lethal means to disperse the crowd and control the situation.
Peaceful Protestors are met with Peaceful Resistance.
Chaotic unorganized grab-ass-tic huligan pricks are met with forceful resistance.