The reality of the ‘protest’ at last Saturday’s LabourLive event has begun to percolate into the wider awareness after evidence challenged protesters’ claims to have been ‘ejected’ from the event – and the facts about the Tory-funded, Mandelson-hosted organisation involved came to light.
But more information about the behaviour of some of the protesters can now be revealed, thanks to eye-witnesses who were standing within feet of them as they prepared their protest – and were the victims of some unpleasantness.
A woman eyewitness told the SKWAWKBOX:
I was right in front of banner-wielding group at LabourLive. They all wore T-shirts saying CORBYN I LOVE EU. I asked them who paid for their shirts. They said they got together to fund them, which I doubt.
They were disrupting the speech and blocking views, so people were cross. They’ve claimed a lot of the crowd were supportive, but I didn’t see anyone praising them. Then they left with photographers in tow.
We said ‘shame’ and ‘don’t you know what solidarity is?’. One of the young women in the group called me a Tory apologist and said “f*ck you” with a northern accent in response to my cry of shame on you. Lovely. Here are her friends:
A man who was nearby had a similar experience, being called a “f*cking pr*ck” by a male protester described as having a US accent.
Just two accounts from an event of thousands – and only involving two of some twenty protesters – but entirely in line with the entitled and arrogant behaviour evident during the protest and since.
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