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The police coming over to serve and protect the people... Blockupy Frankfurt. Police are escorting. Reports of an estimated 20,000+ protesters. Nice to see their faces.... and their humanity coming through...
now if THAT isn't an oxymoron ?
Originally posted by Mamatus "intelligent policing"
Originally posted by Mamatus
What you are seeing is "intelligent policing". The police are escorting the protestors and keeping the peace at the same time. You can bet your last dollar that a crowd is much more likely to behave if they at least think the cops are on their side.
The did not throw their riot helmets to the side. The just took them off and smiled while walking in the same direction. IMHO they are doing the smartest thing a riot control officer can do. Smile and avoid looking like a bad ass that wants to fight. It is really hard to get mad and start a riot when the police are walking with you rather than standing against you.