Originally posted by NadaCambia
Welcome to your friendly State television. This is really worth watching. It's an absolute disgrace of an interview. That people can claim the BBC is left wing is beyond meedit on 14-12-2010 by NadaCambia because: Edit: Added raw footage
Originally posted by McGinty
Like i said, i'd like to know the source of the very pro-police statements that accompany the photos form AGENT SMITHedit on 15-12-2010 by McGinty because: typos (doh)
It was an epic mission to the top. Nine floors; eighteen flights of stairs. Two friends carried my wheelchair, and I walked.
Originally posted by enigma91
Are the first several posters really THAT brainwashed that they can't see what's going on? This is scary. REALLY scary. I sincerely hope that they can wake up soon.
Liberals = Big Government, More control over peoples lives, no personal responsibility
Conservatives = Less Government, More control over own life, personal responsibility
BBC - Left Leaning state controlled media.
Police - State controlled organization
Police violating human rights again, BBC, state controlled media DEFENDS state controlled organization.
And yet this is conservatism's fault? Please wake up and see how brainwashed you are. More government, less control over your own life is not the way to freedom, equality, nor happiness.
Originally posted by Ashyr
its really great when people use any leverage to get reactions out of people.
what your really saying is "cripple" but u want to get others to have that reaction. your just paving it.
Originally posted by DGFenrir
Originally posted by JonoEnglish
Does no-one think that this protestor was intent on provoking a reaction from the police, with friends in tow to capture his "selected" treatment in order to gain headlines for the cause?
Yea, it's rather interesting that there are certain individuals in some protests who constantly gain attention by being brutally attacked by the police. What are the odds of one individual being attacked several times during a protest while there are thousands of other protestors around?
I don't like how the police treated this guy but I'd like to know the whole story behind the event. Events like this are always used to provoke more violence from the protestors.
Originally posted by NadaCambia
The protests turned violent because the police started beating people who strayed from the 'agreed route'. Police are enforcing Nazi like laws that stop people from protesting without government approval.
It's absolutely laughable. The protests would be alot more peaceful with no police there.
Well.. You could also say that they would be a lot more peaceful if people did not stray from the agreed route.
Originally posted by AgentSmith
I wasn't going to get that involved in this as I just wanted to make the point that we don't know the whole story, but as certain people have decided what my position is for me I may as well fulfill it.
Late in the afternoon he managed to get himself to the front line of the protest at the junction of Victoria St and Parliment Square. This was the scene of some of the worst rioting on the day. Police officers were subjected to a barage of bricks, bottles, paint bombs, and large metal fence panels. Along with the hail of missiles, officers were engaged in hand to hand fighting with the crowd who were intent on smashing through the police line in an effort to get the the BSI building at No1 Victoria St.
It was during a particularly violent period that I observed the police remove Mr McIntyre from his wheelchair. Officers lifted him out of the chair, and suporting him under each arm, moved him backwards away from the chaotic scenes of the front line, and to an area of relative safety on a small wall out of reach of most of the missiles, which continued to rain down.
Once the officers had left Mr McIntyre on the wall, he got to his feet and started shouting at the officers who had moved him. He was very angry and at one point raised his hand as if to hit the officer he was talking to.
He was stopped from doing this by the intervention of a woman passer-by who managed to pin his arms by his side.
There can be no doubt that the reasons Mr McIntyre was removed from his wheelchair and carried away were for his own safety, firstly as he was in danger of being hit by missiles thrown from the crowd, and secondly that minutes after he was moved, mounted police charged towards the crowd. Had MrMcIntyre been there when the horses charged he would alsmost certainly been seriously injured.
It is also worth bearing in mind that Mr McIntyre is not a student. He describes himself on several websites/blogs as 'a revoloutionary'.
@lowkeyuk @logicarmy @truebess you are soldiers of the revolution!
LogicArmy Today 9/12/10 was 'The Battle in Parliament Square'.... And we won @jodymcintyre @lowkeyuk @truebess @everyone who fought with us... SALUTE
I oppose the police as an institution.
Originally posted by christina-66
reply to post by NadaCambia
I’ve looked at the link you posted and noted the BBC's comments re the interview. I would say this...Jody was able to voice his opinion extremely well. What happened to him has received a lot of coverage and many complaints to the BBC. Methinks we'd be better directing our complaints to the independent police complaints commission (laughable name I know)
and to MP's
a multi-pronged attack so to speak.
What all of this boils down to is that ordinary people are being told that they're paying for the consequences of the international banking scam (at which London was squarely at the centre) - while the bankers continue to award themselves huge bonuses (out of tax payers money) with not one of them being investigated by the police (in the UK anyway).
Things are going to get even uglier when the consequential cuts really start to bite.
I know the media do not report on peaceful protest - but resorting to violence is playing into the state's hands. All those cameras everywhere - did you see how clear the images are of the individual protestors they're looking for.
People have to become a LOT more tactical in their approach to expressing dissent to what is, and is about to happen, in this country. In my earlier post on this thread I said that the police have been preparing for massive civil unrest for at least 6 years. This is ALL contrived - I'd ask that people do NOT play into their hands. Use your heads not your fists.
We need to fight the establishment. I don't know how - there needs to be a regroup and a analysis of strategy.
Originally posted by CX
Originally posted by Firefly_
This is too far. Everyone should cancel their TV license Direct Debits and stop paying this disgusting corporation. Starve the beast.
Lol, i would have to ask, are you going to lead the way?
No-one these days is willing to give up TV in protest. Sounds good in theory, but it won't happen.