Extinction Rebellion protests take over London’s Smithfield Market
It sounds like a civil war, which in a way it is. One side takes over a facility owned by the enemy. Normally this would be done with guns and weapons, and there would be fatalities. But this time? The police stood back and let it happen. That tells you which side they’re on. They’ve been making arrests, but only when they absolutely have to. Otherwise they’d prefer to support the protesters.
Smithfield Market. Animal Rébellion protesters having had a congenial and co-operative night with City Police. Meat traderswere asked not to use lorry horns overnight to avoid waking sleeping protesters. Sometimes one should feel proud of this country. pic.twitter.com/AK1sWkx5ft
— alex thomson (@alextomo) October 8, 2019
I suggest this ad for the next police recruitment drive:
Are you indecisive and afraid to go against the crowd?
Do you prefer to dance than fight?
Do you hanker to put on face paint and be a street performer?
Would you rather fill in forms than deal with unpleasant real-life situations?
Then join the police. Today.
But don’t be fooled. They’re only wimps when it comes their own side. You try turning up to the Treasury building in a fire engine spraying fake blood over it and see how wimpy the police are then.