Student Riots Round 2...

#1
On Wednesday 9/11/11 the Students of the country are hold more protests,rumour has it that they will team up with the protesters outside St Pauls,so what will be the outcome?.....
 
#2
The students will achieve the same outcome as the million people who marched against the Iraq war in 2003: sweet **** all.

The Met will have learned the lessons of summer riots and make sure they have the numbers to cope with any violence. Add to that the cold weather this time of year and it will probably turn out to be a non-event.
 

Nehustan

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#5
The students will achieve the same outcome as the million people who marched against the Iraq war in 2003: sweet @#!*% all.
To be honest at least the demonstrations against war have a point, demonstrations/tantrums about money are quite bad form. As I pointed out to an copper on PO duty on Whitehall during one of the kick offs (and in fact spoke about here at the time) it seems that paying fees is more of a reason to kick off than people being killed, sure the numbers were impressive but people seems to get a whole heap more fired up about pennies than foreign wars.

I tend to be of the opinion in regard to demonstration(s) that 'if you raise your voice with a crowd, you lose your voice'; that quite often puts me in a minority of one, but as per the quote you can see I'm quite happy there.

The Met will have learned the lessons of summer riots and make sure they have the numbers to cope with any violence. Add to that the cold weather this time of year and it will probably turn out to be a non-event.
I have a feeling after the summer there will be briefings to have green overalls (tho' they may end up being blue) ready to support blue ones; hope everyone still has their NI gloves!!
 
#6
With Charlie Gilmour's being pimped round D wing by his cell mate and that 18 year old mong who tried to brain a copper with a fire extinguisher doing his gap year in Wormwood Scrubs, I think the students will be on their best behaviour.

Anyway, the students will have the shock troops of the War on Starbucks to help them. Here's an intrepid reporter interviewing some of the combatants just behind the front line and before they go "over the top" on Wednesday.

[video=youtube;B1mf6mrmJmk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=B1mf6mrmJmk[/video]
 

Joker62

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#7
I have a feeling after the summer there will be briefings to have green overalls (tho' they may end up being blue) ready to support blue ones; hope everyone still has their NI gloves!!
With the foam being taken out and replaced with sand?
 
#8
Interestingly it's Reading Week this week so no lectures will be missed!

Intercolate on this year and you'll be paying fees next year!

I can't think of a better deal than the student loan. It also sorts out the wheat from the chaff. If you think you can't afford it then you probably have zero aspirations to actually do anything with any degree gained.

There are still plenty of grants and bursaries for the truly needy to go to uni, it's the middle class layabouts that are up in arms because they might actually have to do something with their lives and they're being asked to contribute a little in comparison to the enormous privilege their parents money has bought them already.
 

Nehustan

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#9
With the foam being taken out and replaced with sand?
I have no idea what you mean, the foam is to stop the shield chaffing no? What use would sand be? :twisted:

My studies are suspended as I was woken up from light sleeping in January and it's been a 'mare for a while punctuated by being a goon to keep me smiling. That said I will probably be in 'anarchy' central (read as occult bureau) sipping coffee observing as per last time; at least last time I had work to do.


Anarchy.jpg
 
#11
They can join up with Choudary's mong brigade aswell while they're at it. You'd think that if they were that angry about paying fees then they'd put some effort in to the course and atleast try to avoid the inevitable career in HMV
 
#12
Can't wait for them to get together.

Just substitute Bankers for Romans.

[video=youtube;gb_qHP7VaZE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb_qHP7VaZE[/video]
 
#15
They can join up with Choudary's mong brigade aswell while they're at it. You'd think that if they were that angry about paying fees then they'd put some effort in to the course and atleast try to avoid the inevitable career in HMV

Brilliant ploy.

Join Choudary's Army, sandals, black up and grow a cheesy beard, they can do WTF they like with no risk of being sent down.......
 
#16
AP
Rubber bullets on hand for protests
Rubber bullets will be available to police chiefs as thousands of officers are deployed for a fresh round of student fees protests in London.

About 10,000 demonstrators are expected in the capital on Wednesday to voice their anger over tuition fees and cuts.

Scotland Yard Commander Simon Pountain said around 4,000 officers will be on duty thanks to mutual aid provided by other forces.

Baton rounds will be made available for "extreme" measures amid fears scenes will be hijacked by anarchists.

The beefed-up police presence comes amid fears of a repeat of scenes in November and December last year when hundreds of arrests were made amid disturbances over fees.

Protests are being led through central areas of London by the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts from midday. "We have had constructive negotiations with student representatives," Mr Pountain said.

Campaigners originally wanted to march to Bank but officers "explained that this was not practical because it would cause significant disruption to the business community".

"Over 4,000 officers will be on duty during the day, that does include mutual aid," the police chief said. "We know the overwhelming majority of students are law abiding and we hope this will be a peaceful event.
"However, it would be negligent if we did not plan a response to the small minority who may be intent on disruption and may not intend to be peaceful."

Regarding the potential use of baton rounds, a police spokesman said: "There are a range of tactics available if there is criminality and violence associated with the event. One of these is the authority to deploy baton rounds in extreme circumstances."

The Press Association: Rubber bullets on hand for protests

Someones not too happy about this
BBC
BBC News - London tuition fees protest: Rubber bullets 'available'
The prospect of the police shooting at unarmed demonstrators with any kind of bullet is frankly appalling, un-British and reminiscent of scenes currently being used by murderous dictatorships in the Middle East”
Jenny Jones
Green Party candidate for mayor
 
#17
On Wednesday 9/11/11 the Students of the country are hold more protests,rumour has it that they will team up with the protesters outside St Pauls,so what will be the outcome?.....
An even stronger smell of human excrement around St Pauls followed by the inevitable appearence of Jody Macintyre.
 

TheIronDuke

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#19
On Wednesday 9/11/11 the Students of the country are hold more protests,rumour has it that they will team up with the protesters outside St Pauls,so what will be the outcome?.....

The C of E will be shown up for a bunch of bearded pontificating fuckwits, completely unable to seize the moral high ground and set an agenda for a full-on cause. I shall be disappointed since I tick the C of E box. They have done some lovely hatched, matched and dispatched events for me and mine. And when they buried me dear auld Mam they did not drop her. But get a ******* grip, Sky Pilots. You should be setting the agenda, not settling old scores. And get a haircut. And have a ******* shave. And pack it in with the frocks.

The students will achieve the same outcome as the million people who marched against the Iraq war in 2003: sweet **** all.
Yeah. As someone who was never clever enough to be a student, but who marched against the war in 2003, I hear that.

But while the bunch of part-time middle class 'protestors' are gettig right on my ******* tits and I have no time for them, I sometimes think...

1) Actually, bankers and the whole IMF global banker bollocks is why we are in the shit right now and honest people who have grafted all their lives are seeing their pension spazzed.

2) Doing something, anything - even though you know it will make no difference, is maybe better than doing nowt. I suspect many dead people in Syria would agree. But I have no way of asking them.

3) **** sakes. I am becoming a hippy. Somebody give me a hug and make me an infusion.
 

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