Student Leaders Refuse to Denounce Protest Violence

Last Sunday I reported on the student riots in London (Ref: Any Excuse For Thuggery – December 12), and since that time many of my comments have proven correct.

Sure! This guys a student!

The police have since confirmed that the demonstration was infiltrated by a gang of hard-core trouble-makers bent on using the event to cause mayhem.

Once again, as with the G20 demonstration, a storm of criticism has been hurled at the police for ‘inciting violence’ and using ‘excessive force’. Perhaps the policeman should ask the thug to kindly put down the brick he is about to throw through a shop window? It seems no matter what the police do, they are on the losing side.

I Suppose the Police Did This!

However, the one thing that sticks in my craw during the past week is the refusal of student leaders to condemn the violence. In my opinion, if you don’t condemn the violence then you must condone it!

During various interviews with the press and TV, they have restricted themselves to blaming the police for all the violence that occurred, and called for a judicial investigation of police tactics. In other words, its a repeat of what happened after the G20 riots.

These people even had the audacity to suggest that police riot tactics would eventually lead to someone dying. For those of you who may not be familiar with the meaning of the word riot, it means the following: A VIOLENT disturbance of the peace by a crowd. Note the word violent!

The only ones laughing at the moment are the thugs that perpetrated the mayhem in the first place.

Police 'Kettling' Action.

The student leaders were especially vocal about the police tactic known as ‘kettling’ which they use to confine extremely violent demonstrators to a small area, thereby reducing the amount of damage they can cause to property.

Do you really want these ‘towrags’ running wild through the streets, smashing in shop-fronts and setting fire to cars in street after street? Because that is what you will get if the practice of ‘kettling’ is stopped.

And You Want Stab This Man In The Back?

If I were a policeman today and was ordered to attend such a demonstration, I think I would rather report sick, for sick of the whole one-sided affair I would be.

We expect our law enforcement agency to protect our property and safety, and when they do we stab them in the back. We do not, as a nation, deserve our police force, for all we do is treat them as whipping boys when those bent on causing trouble come out of the shadows.

Suppose This Was Your Property?

We have become a country wherein dwells a large number of restless and violent youth who will seek any opportunity to cause trouble, and our only shield against these malcontents is the police force. So why do we treat them the way we do?

I think the answer is clear, they are easy targets!

It is so simple for people like students, many of whom were involved in the trouble, to deflect blame and criticism away from themselves and onto the police. Why? Because the British gutter press loves a good ‘police brutality’ story! Sad to say, everyone falls for it too.

If You Won't Back Him - Who Will?

It is high time the British people got behind the police in our country, and gave them the powers they need to deal properly with the violence when it explodes onto our streets during demonstrations.

I am all for peaceful demonstration, but you tell me when there has been a peaceful one in the past ten years! You won’t find many, perhaps when old age pensioners take to the streets and have a go at the government over pensions. Their idea of violence is perhaps to take a token kick at a rubbish bin along the route.

Roy.


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