The ‘Fuck Da Police’ attitude- how very original.
Reminds me of that Tiki Taane idiot repeatedly trying to sell himself as New Zealand’s own ruthless ‘Gangsta Rapper’.. all the while selling out by doing super cheesey TV ads that your grandma loves while watching Coro Street…
What a Twat.
kowtow (1,856) Says:
June 1st, 2012 at 12:44 pm
Public roads,that’s right,the public ,who pay for them have a right to use them without these pricks causing any disruption or obsttuction.
Interesting… suddenly “the public” is defined as a subset of the population which excludes those who wish to protest. I’ve read estimates of 150,000 protesters and some even higher. In any case a very large number of people who suddenly find themselves not part of “the public” according to kowtow.
Sadly, increasingly, the reponse to that statement is “No, they are not.”
I contrast coverage of today’s protests in Auckland, and the eagerness of the police to provoke confrontations, with my experiences in 1971/2. We used to do Friday night sitdowns at the Queen St/Wellesley St intersection three or four times a year, and attracted little police attention – their efforts were mainly directed towards rerouting traffic.
And in Canada, in response to the student protests against massive fees increases (not as massive as in Britain, just before the riots) the right wing government responded with enacting draconian restrictions on protest activity, so restrictive that lawyers took to the streets to protest the new laws.
I hope the police take a leaf out of the Wisconsin police’s tactics during their recent protests and join the protestors!