Jun 12, 2020 -- 1:16AM, Injera wrote:
Tommy isn’t coming. Wise. Great video explaining BLM.Click on this link - https://www.tr.news/all-lives-matter/
I said as much I'd be careful following that one down a rabbit hole, he's deffo a "wrongun" him in terms he wont have your back
And they are backing off now look, enough pointless statues have been taken down to incite a mob so now its a case of "oh we don't these taking down"
They just want you out in the streets its that simple, they wont prod enough to cause a mass uprise and revolution
Jun 12, 2020 -- 2:04PM, akabula wrote:
I would only ask that the police enforce the law and arrest anyone who damages any property.To watch the police run away was embarrassing and even more so when their chief defends this with no comment on how they'll stop this happening in the future.
I'd agree with that. I can't agree with destroying statues but I can understand it.
Jun 12, 2020 -- 2:24PM, akabula wrote:
Where do you stop with this nonsense.A large %age of Edinburgh, Glasgow and most, if not all, towns and cities would have to go as they were funded by people involved directly or otherwise in the slave trade.It's just virtue signalling by the vast majority of the protesters.
Is anyone actually saying that? People like yourself are just making stuff up.
Jun 12, 2020 -- 2:27PM, Injera wrote:
IT - I partly agree. It diffuses tension but is also a cowardly act. The statues are covered so he’s given what the vandals wanted: they are hidden from view.When does Khan remove the hoarding?? I fear permanent concrete barriers as with many of our great historical sites.
It is only temporary. The thugs and vandals that are protesting and want to abolish the British police will not have the cover of well meaning hangers on soon so they will not be able to do their attacks in safety of numbers.
The hangers on who do not understand the reasons behind the violence and destruction will move on to their next cause. It might be climate change or something else. Personally I would like their attention to move towards keeping countries like Uganda help themselves and addressing the systemic child abuse going on in the UK.
Defusing the situation and keeping our history in tact for tomorrow is the best policy.
Jun 12, 2020 -- 2:25PM, Charlie wrote:
Hopefully the Mayor's move has prevented protestors attacking people trying to protect our monuments as those protectors should not be requiredWould the other way around be acceptable?
Violence is not acceptable Charlie.
A ring of steel to protect our monuments was required. This could have been done by the Police, Army or volunteers. In the end was done by boarding things up until the vandal thugs get bored and move on.
Jun 12, 2020 -- 2:39PM, InsiderTrader wrote:
Jun 12, 2020 -- 8:25PM, Charlie wrote:Hopefully the Mayor's move has prevented protestors attacking people trying to protect our monuments as those protectors should not be requiredWould the other way around be acceptable?Violence is not acceptable Charlie.A ring of steel to protect our monuments was required. This could have been done by the Police, Army or volunteers. In the end was done by boarding things up until the vandal thugs get bored and move on.
Ok. There was a thread earlier celebrating how football, ahem, fans were planning to "protect" monuments in London and how the "fans" would kick the sh!te out of the protesters and how good that would be. I hope you didn't agree.
Jun 12, 2020 -- 2:46PM, akabula wrote:
I'll explain again Charlie I was merely asking where it stopped.But I'll take it a step further then and ask why not?Do they want to destroy the statues because of the connection with the slave trade but keep the things that those they despise paid for?
Ok. But from going from one statue in Bristol to whole cities is a rather big leap.