I'm suprised it didn't get violent. I'm not sure if I would be so peaceful if a bunch of gestapo wannabes tried that on me here.
Police 'Kettling' Techniques Are Designed to Incite Violence
Do they use this technique when they expect violence?
Originally posted by Acidtastic
reply to post by CX
They do that already, it's called a "snatch squad
They need one of them arms, like from the arcades where you win cuddly toys. Just pick'em out the crowd.
Originally posted by waynoNo. There would be no message to the public. Unless they were a part of it, or wandered past it. Because unless it kicks off, the media will hardly give it any air time at all. (week before last demo as an example. BBC hardly mentioned it, it kicks off....rolling coverage. (beause the media machine is 150% biased toward goverment policy)
If a thousand people gather peacefully in some public place to indicate their support for an issue, then the message to the public would be "Oh, look how many people took the time to go and support that issue. There must be something to it. Let me explore this further."