First they came for the medics...
The thin yellow line.
FIT charge led by the man from the ministry of silly walks.
Anarchist bench is detained.
Herioc cop attacks unarmed woman.
The front line
You stay away from my herbacious borders!!
Putting them behind bars.
Constable looks on as commander delivers verdict on Police opperation.
The day started with people dressed as clowns being penned in and searched on the ground that they might be responsible for some violent disorder later on? Volunteer medics and musicians were the next to be targeted with anyone else showing up being harassed for the way they were dressed or simply for being in the area. Having created an unnecessarily tense situation by penning in and pushing around large crowds of people who had committed no crime the disorder that followed was inevitable.
Dozens of people were injured by truncheons and several more were violently arrested. The idea that the Policing arrangements for the G8 protests had been well planned was expose as being total farce as easily panicked officers loudly argued with their own colleagues about tactics and deployment. It was very obvious that the MET Police were calling the shots and their involvement was bitterly resented by the Scottish plods who were doing all the donkey work. No doubt the violent images will justify to the media the huge amounts of money being wasted on a repressive and unnecessary Police operation.