A man pushed a Just Stop Oil protester to the ground during a slow-walk protest in a road in London. In a video clip posted at about 09:00 BST, he can be seen walking up behind the group in the middle of Mansell Street and snatching banners from them. He also smacked a phone out of a protester's hands and shoved several other climate activists in the group of about a dozen people.
The thing is, do they deserve the right to protest in this way when its causing ordinary folk real inconvenience or should they be stopped from doing this sort of thing in the interests of safety
PS If you’ve never seen the film it’s well worth a watch
Post by Berry McPaper-cuts on May 19, 2023 21:57:24 GMT
Yes if they want to show solidarity with a cause , but not in a way that affects the lives and incomes of others , so rather like Speakers Corner an area where a protester can go and sound off publicly but does not stop citizens going about their lawful business. It wouldn’t work though I suppose.
A red mist moment, I hope he didn't get arrested. The more anger these idiots caused, they need to be prepared for people to kick-off. Like the time that prat was dragged off the roof of a train by irate passengers.
This is what I call a Falling Down moment, the reference being the Michael Douglas film of the same name where a man having a really bad day snaps
Brilliant film, I know exactly how he feels.
Of protests, they're a right but these oil protesters in their hi-viz jackets made of oil are going too far with their attack on people's everyday business. Of course the solution according to you know who was to criminalise all protesters who so much as broke wind out of tune, and this forceful method was gleefully used by the Met police with protesters daring to speak out against Charlie Boy's coronation shindig. That ridiculous over-reaction will hopefully put an end to Rishi's cynical attempt at authoritarianism.