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Which is more than the cops expected but it seems peaceful. Looks like a lot of older folk on this one. I was only reading yesterday about some big Aus protest and they said it was mainly older folks in that one also.
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Mostly peaceful, anyways.

Anarchists today broke away from one of the largest protests Britain has ever seen to bring chaos to the streets of London. The Ritz hotel and Fortnum & Mason were among the buildings targeted in the capital after groups of rampaging youths intent on spreading havoc left the mass anti-cuts demonstration ... while the main march and rally in Hyde Park, which was addressed by Labour leader Ed Miliband, remained peaceful, splinter groups of anarchists went wild.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-......don.html
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Glad I picked up tea for Pete Biro's wife at Fortnum and Mason last week and got back up north to the safety and cold of my apartment.
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Wait a minute, so people who are against government cuts, thus for government spending, are "anarchists?"
I don't think that word means what they think it means.
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These anarchists don't care about the reason for the main protest. They join whatever crowd they can and use it as a pretext to go on an anti-government, anti-corporate binge. I'm sure the authorities have extensive files on many of the individuals in that group, but it's hard to pick them out of a crowd until after they've assembled at their meeting point.



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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtPQ_QJpFIU

*Applies also to Canada situation, Libya, Egypt, etc. Smile
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No no no, you don't get it. The anarchists didn't organize the demo, they just took advantage of it to smash some windows.

They do that around here all the time. It doesn't matter at all what the demo is about. It's just a chance to throw beer bottles at the police.
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Whoops. Curt was faster.
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My good side is for Democracy, but my dark side has a bit of Anarchist. Not the kind that believes that Anarchy could ever be peaceful though. My dark side isn't delusional. That little nagging part in the back of my mind wants to see it all come crashing down. Because I have the skills to take a small tribe out into the boonies to survive.
I like the ability to run to the store, but there is that small part of me that longs to be a post-apocalyptic warrior chieftan Smile
I'd prefer a zombie outbreak to a political type of Apocalypse though. 'Cause then I would change my last name to Headsmasher.
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Oh well at least it started peacful. Smile
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On 2011-03-26 16:57, stoneunhinged wrote:
No no no, you don't get it. The anarchists didn't organize the demo, they just took advantage of it to smash some windows.

They do that around here all the time. It doesn't matter at all what the demo is about. It's just a chance to throw beer bottles at the police.


No no no, I actually DID get it. My point was that it was sounding like they were trying to make the "anarchists" actually connected to the protest.
It's amazing, people will criticize you for "biting the hand that feeds you," while they're busy praising the hand that beats them.

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On 2011-03-26 16:52, cfrye wrote:
These anarchists don't care about the reason for the main protest. They join whatever crowd they can and use it as a pretext to go on an anti-government, anti-corporate binge. I'm sure the authorities have extensive files on many of the individuals in that group, but it's hard to pick them out of a crowd until after they've assembled at their meeting point.



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I'm not just sure but know the authorities, here at least, have extensive files on most every individual in the country. They start them when you are born and are updated every five years, not only saying what you have done over the last five but what they think you will be doing over the next five. And they are excellent with their forecasts.
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From Andrew Marr this morning: the anarchists occupied Fortnum & Mason yesterday because as we all know proper tea is theft.

Sorry.
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On 2011-03-26 16:57, stoneunhinged wrote:
No no no, you don't get it. The anarchists didn't organize the demo, they just took advantage of it to smash some windows.

They do that around here all the time. It doesn't matter at all what the demo is about. It's just a chance to throw beer bottles at the police.


No no no, I actually DID get it. My point was that it was sounding like they were trying to make the "anarchists" actually connected to the protest.


Oh oh oh, sorry. Smile I thought your point was that there was a sort of contradiction in anarchists protesting at a anti-government-spending-cuts demo.

Which there would be, of course.
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Stone,

Agree 100%. I would hardly call demonstrating for more government programs and more government spending a manifestation of anarchism. The rioters were acting in favor of statism and socialism. They are no better than the Brown Shirts who conducted similar street-propaganda in favor of the same cause.

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