The government through many instruments including the mainstream media has made this country a template for authoritarian rule if it was ever to arise. The threat of 'terrorism' means people can be detained for for a long period of time without charge, CCTV is everywhere, the DNA from innocent people is detained in databases and you can be arrested for freedom of speech under public disorder laws.
People seem to have forgotten that we should not be afraid of the government, the government should be afraid off us. However, we have those people called the police, who once wearing the uniform think they can attack innocent protesters. They need to be reminded that they're out there to protect the public; rather than look like they're about to invade Poland.
Last edited by g_star_raw_1989; 03-06-2012 at 15:16.