Scale not seen since miners’ strike and poll tax riots
The United Nations’ ‘COP26′ climate change conference, which starts in Glasgow on Sunday, is to see massive police action against the expected climate change protests, with police from all over the UK being drafted in in huge numbers in what appears to be a clampdown on a scale not seen since the miners’ strikes of the eighties or the poll tax riots of the nineties.
Witnesses report seeing ‘hundreds’ of police vans streaming north on motorways in repeated waves.
It seems the Tories have learned nothing from the backlash against ridiculously heavy-handed policing of Black Lives Matter, ‘Kill the Bill‘ and Clapham Common protests and intend to crack down on Extinction Rebellion and other protests even harder.
Despicably, those protesting to save the planet can expect little support against police violence from Labour leader Keir Starmer, who had armed police intimidate delegates at Labour’s annual conference last month and has kept MPs on his front bench who have praised unprovoked violence toward protesters.
If you will be protesting in Glasgow this weekend, take care – and send any pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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