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  • A Yahoo! User Aug 12, 2007 18:43 Flag

    Terror powers used on innocent protestors

    And not to continue to point out how much of a twat you are, but don't we have laws for dealing with public order offences already? I mean - there must have been protests before the ATA 2000 came in, so why won't the police use those?

    Why is it necessary to detain protestors for a month without charge? Are the police scared that they will go out and do more protesting if released early?

    I will tell you why, but you will just ignore it because you are so utterly convinced you are right that the police could shoot your mother dead, then pull out a map of London and say she was a terrorist, and you would just go "Yeah. Okay"

    If the government can stop this protest, then future protests (against anything) will be more unlikely to happen. And so, rather than using public order laws, or even assult laws, the police are going to wade straight in with the neo-fascist anti-terrorism laws, to scare the living shit out of anyone who turns up.

    If you thought that, by attending a peaceful protest, you might get locked up for a month without charge, wouldn't you give a second thought ot not going?

    Terrorists are bad people. I think we can all agree on that.

    But protesters are not terrorists. They don't blow things up, they don't kill people. They don't leave massive car-bombs next to schools. And yet somehow you are putting the two on the same level by accepting that police can use anti-terrorism laws to deal with protesters.

    But hey - when things get so bad that you actually want to get off your lazy, fat ass and protest about something, I am sure you won't mind spending a month in jail without charge for your actions, will you?

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