Monday, 20 October 2014
Hundreds of police officers attack Occupy Democracy participants because they don't want them to sit on tarpaulins. This was after Occupy Democracy broke away from the TUC march on Saturday and headed to Parliament Square for an open Assembly, wardens had asked protestors to leave under an old by law, then sent the police in, and then their was a total overreaction, on behalf of the police and a standoff lasted till yesterday. What was witnessed was a scene that had reminiscences of Hong Kong, less freedom seen in Parliament Square. The protestors sound system was confiscated and tents and sleeping bags were not allowed into the camp. The massive overpolicing and attempshut down this democratic forum is truly shocking and outrageous. The protestors plan to occupy the square for the next week. Viva freedom.
George Orwell on the police ;-
" I have no love for the idealized 'worker' as he appears in the bourgeois mind, but when I see an actual flesh and blood worker in conflict with his natural enemy, the policeman, I do not have to ak myself which side I'm on."