I think this will be quite a short post today as there is not much one can say on this subject after one has stated the bleeding obvious; this was not a protest this was anarchy.
When I was young there were CND Ban the Bomb protest marches where an orderly bunch of well meaning middle class liberals, some Church leaders and a smattering of University students dressed in duffle coats with scarves would walk slowly along a predetermined route holding placards, stop at Trafalgar Square and listen to a couple of speeches and then go quietly home.
Gone are the days of the gentlemanly protest march, now we have protesters shouting “kill the bill” which may refer to the recent Parliamentary bill to give the Police more powers to deal with the sort of rioting which happened in Bristol or may literally refer to a desire to kill the Police, I have a nasty feeling in the case of many of the protesters it is the latter.
As I said this post will be quite short, so to sum up; we have a violent riot taking place where the Police have been attacked and injured, their vehicles have been set on fire and Police Stations have come under attack and Parliament is about to debate a new bill to help curb this sort of anarchistic behaviour.
I could be wrong but I can’t see this being a very long debate, well it wouldn’t be if I were in the Chair.