COP26: Riot training for thousands of police ahead of summit

Countryboy

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A few snippets:

The global event, which will see world leaders arrive in the city this November, is expected to be policed by about 10,000 officers a day.
During August and September, roughly 2,500 public order officers in Police Scotland are to be trained.
The force says it will take a human rights-based approach, facilitating people's right to peaceful protest, while minimising disruption to the wider Glasgow community and clamping down on any serious disorder.
A coalition of more than 100 organisations is hoping up to 100,000 people will march through Glasgow on November 6 but many other protests will take place, particularly when the world leaders are in town.
 
A human rights based approach you say?
Should be interesting..........
 

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10000 police officers taught to kneel in advance?
 
It's a Scottish problem as far as I am concerned. Let Sturgeon and the SNP deal with it.

Then when it all goes tits up Boris and his MPs can all moan and complain about what a poor job the SNP have done...
 
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Themanwho

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Good mate is METPOL.
He's not racist, no siree.

He'll beat the shit out of you if needed regardless of race, colour, religion or creed. There are no innocent people, only suspects.
 
Good mate is METPOL.
He's not racist, no siree.

He'll beat the shit out of you if needed regardless of race, colour, religion or creed. There are no innocent people, only suspects.

(Deep breath)His Grace, His Excellency, the Duke of Ankh, Commander of the City Watch, Blackboard Monitor Sir Samuel Vimes Walt! :-D
 
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Good mate is METPOL.
He's not racist, no siree.

He'll beat the shit out of you if needed regardless of race, colour, religion or creed. There are no innocent people, only suspects.
My colleagues are impressed with my egalitarian approach - I'm rude and grumpy with everyone I deal with. I find that if I treat everyone out there like they are a total c_unt then I am less often disappointed.
 

Countryboy

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It's a Scottish problem as far as I am concerned. Let Sturgeon and the SNP deal with it.

Then when it all goes tits up Boris and his MPs can all moan and complain about what a poor job the SNP have done...
I think England and Wales be losing lots of officers to this, as well as NI I imagine.
 
I think England and Wales be losing lots of officers to this, as well as NI I imagine.

There will be 10,000 officers on duty every day at the SSEC and related sites. That's almost half of Police Scotland, so there's no way they'll be able to sustain that without substantial mutual aid.
 

Yokel

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This also makes me think of this song:



On a serious note, the Police are damned if they do and damned if they do not. Not so many years ago I saw a programme which complained that as Police Officers only get a couple of days of riot training, the training focuses on serious disorder. Then after the London riots, the Police were slammed for being too soft.
 

Countryboy

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There will be 10,000 officers on duty every day at the SSEC and related sites. That's almost half of Police Scotland, so there's no way they'll be able to sustain that without substantial mutual aid.
A city councillor type was getting upset at the thought of the southerners, mostly Met, arriving and upsetting the natives!
 

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