With every protest we see held across the world right now, we seen a dozen threads appear on ATS, usualy with the majority of members airing their
disgust at the way the police have handled the protest.
So i am asking you, "What would you do?"
What do you recommend the police do in situations like this? Stay well away? Maintain a limited presence for the trouble makers?
I'm not after childish answers, i am well aware that many here hate the police, but i would like to hear a mature answer for how they could do things
different? (If indeed you think they should do things differently).
At the moment, both sides are blaming each other. The police say the troublemakers start the aggressive police action, and the students say the police
start it either by their mere presence or other tactics.
My personal opinion? I think they have got it right at the moment. There are always idiots that are intent on destroying property and trying to
seriously injure people, those people NEED to be dealt with and taken off the streets IMO.
Maybe the protesters should be given one chance? Have your protests, totaly police free. if it goes without incident, then they can continue police
free. The moment people think they can destroy of deface property that is not theirs though, the right to a police free is no more.
How about a police presence, purely to take away the ones that start smashing things up? I'm not talking about standing their watching them do it
like we've seen on TV, i mean full on hard arrests the moment someone things its funny to put a window through?
The peacefull protesters will be left well alone. If you don't want to get arrested, stay as peacefull in your protest as you can. The protesters are
saying themselves that only a few are doing the damage, so let the police take them away, do not stop the police doing this and your protest can
I'm just throwing ideas out there. Like it or not, whilst many are crying "police brutality", many others are fed up with seeing these protests
leave a trail of destruction.
What do you think?