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Originally posted by Doyle
Not sure if I'm first to point this out but imagine how many people would be involved if the weather wasn't so bad? How many would travel from all over the UK to show their vote of no confidence against the Tory coalition government? A lot of blame is put on the Lib Dems for this and in some cases rightly so, but lets not forget it's the Tories calling the shots on these policies. The news looks very similar to that of the 80's to me, anyone agree?edit on 9/12/2010 by Doyle because: comma
Originally posted by fonenyc
Over there you get hit with a baton, over you get tazered, hit with batons, maced, gun butted, attacked while you are handcuffed by police and even shot at by rubber bullets.
reply to post by NadaCambia
Originally posted by NadaCambia
Originally posted by Beast Of Gevaudan
This footage isn't awesome it's idiotic. What does rioting actually achieve? What a waste of time and energy.
The police they're hurling things at and clashing with are civilians as well, they're not the decision makers. There are no winners here. When will people learn that this type of behaviour is counterproductive.
Do you want me to write a 100 page list on what rioting has acheived? Try the poll tax riots for a start.
This behaviour is NOT counterproductive. There's zero evidence for that. You're told by the media and government its counterproductive, and just roll with it.
I guarantee violent protest is more effective than peaceful protest, and that history and facts show me to be right. Come, lets debate this issue. It's your move. Cite examples of peaceful protest having notable effect on government.
Originally posted by NoJoker13
reply to post by Acidtastic
Can you tell me the last time an actual riot worked? I'm talking modern age, not 100 years plus ago not even 50 years... Riots don't work at all unless your talking a 100 million man march which is what would be needed to actually have a successful "riot" this day and age. So I'll wait and you tell me what the riots of the recent time have actually gotten changed, if you'd like I can help you not waste your time... the answer is nothing.