12 November, 2011
170 EDL arrests to "prevent a breach of the peace"
This sparse statement, given its context, makes it sound as if the EDLers were planning to violently disrupt the commemoration itself; a disgraceful slur. Various other reports point to a supposed Facebook threat or even simply a suggestion that, since the MAC "Hell for Heroes" stunt was no longer in play, EDLers visiting London to oppose MAC should turn their attention onto the OccupyLSX mob instead.
Whatever. Doubtless more will emerge. In the meantime, the interested reader might find this report from Esmerelda, who was there, illuminating if not indeed frightening.
Things are getting nasty.
Wonder why they couldn't shift that fast in the recent riots...?
'Wonder why they couldn't shift that fast in the recent riots...?'
Julia- the rioters at the initial riot in Tottenham were overwhelmingly from a designated victim group ie 'inner city blacks'. The people kettled in the Red Lion yesterday lacked the requisite victim group credentials, so the police were free to behave towards them as thuggishly as they liked.
I thought pre-crime was a fiction from Minority Report.
I was thinking that Orwell's 1984 might have a term, but now I see that I have to look to Minority Report. Thanks, Anonymous!
Next time the inner city ethnics and their wigger friends riot I'm sure the police response will be robust and bloody.
Because the riots happened without pre-planning, whereas the EDL and their even sadder mates in 'Combined Ex-Forces' can't help shooting their mouths off on Facebook weeks in advance of what they intend doing?
Otherwise we'll just have to conclude you're full of shit.
For me, I'd feel less uneasy about the police action if they took the same course when the floorbutters routinely cause an obstruction to traffic by praying to their imaginary friend Balooo the Bear in the public road.