reply to post by neformore
Alright, it seems that you have a bias. I don't by the way, in fact around me I encourage people to always act rationally to police because honestly,
the police are as biased as you.
That does not make it okay, to go around beating people up. Damage property? You think damaged property is more important than people having their
You know, a while back in the Netherlands, a youngster was SHOT by a police officer - because he stole something from a supermarket and was running.
Now mind you, what he stole was most likely a can of energy drink worth 29 cents. Do you think shooting an underage person is okay because the officer
was protecting property?
throw bricks/stones/bottles and anything that they can get their hands on at other people.
Sure. Why not arrest those people instead of dragging people with disabilities across the floor? Why herd students together? Why would they not let
people go home when they wanted to? It's because the police wanted this to happen, so they could take the steam out of the movement. It's done
everywhere. I can give you an example with Iran but you're not going to like where that comparison will go to(acting out of comparable
Proven by whom? Those who want to stick it to the police any way they can? Colour me cynical.
Actually, there is this site, Abovetopsecret.com and I've heard there are threads where videos are posted showing undercover police inciting violence
in riots. Identified by the gear they wore, identified when they were let into police barricades.
I'm assuming at this point that you have no idea what took place at the protests before this incident. If you do you wouldn't be asking. Was
is the Police dropping fire extinguishers off the top of a building on to people below?
So that makes it okay for ....whatever else that was not okay to take place. Great reasoning.
The legitimate protest was hijacked by those who just wanted a ruck.
Yes. The undercover police and the dumb clueless protester who follows the undercover police.
If you want to avoid protesting, you don't show up anywhere.
If you want to protest, you show up and act in a peaceful manner, away from where there is trouble. Simple really.
It's like taking the protest out of protesting. Brilliant, yes, but won't fly. This is an excuse used by many, many authoritarian regimes across the
globe, whom I guess you don't have trouble criticizing.
If standing at the front of a mob throwing stuff at the police is the only place that someone thinks they can be heard then that's their problem.
Strikes me its the last place anyone is going to pay them much attention. They will just get labelled in the media as yobs. idiots and troublemakers.
Obviously it worked if that was the intention. It also means your police force failed.
Bit of a difference between a concert and a riot. Get real.
Sure, but there is no difference in between one packed crowd and another packed crowd. Masses of people remain masses of people. Of course there is a
difference in between intention, but no difference in mass, come on you know this...
The revolutionaries who got me my freedom installed a democratically elected government that is voted on every 5 years and who draft the laws
of the land. They didn't give me the right to commit acts of violence against other people and wreck property - in fact they drew up laws against it.
If only you knew...