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    Pulling down barriers
    Smashing up cars in local villiage
    Bombing police
    Telling police to "die" and "go to hell" whilst throwing missiles

    There is a fine line between excercising your civil rights and taking the piss.

    Just thought i'd express my disapproval...
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    Yes. And my dad's shop in Edinburgh has had to close for the last 3 days. He's just someone making a living, hardly the kingpin of capitalism.
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    (Original post by foxo)
    Yes. And my dad's shop in Edinburgh has had to close for the last 3 days. He's just someone making a living, hardly the kingpin of capitalism.
    It annoys me when idiots take the piss out of the civil liberties they have.

    I fail to see how it possibly helps in any way...
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    Fools. They're not helping whatsoever. If they had tanks maybe, that would make people listen... but throwing cobbles and telling police to die is hardly effective protest. :rolleyes:
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    Well, they are dumbasses.. There is no way a sane person would take orders from an insane person. I mean, they could just do a peaceful rally, and do it the proper way. The damage they do is just gonna cost the governement. Such foolish acts
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    (Original post by Beekeeper)
    Pulling down barriers
    Smashing up cars in local villiage
    Bombing police
    Telling police to "die" and "go to hell" whilst throwing missiles

    There is a fine line between excercising your civil rights and taking the piss.

    Just thought i'd express my disapproval...
    it really is pathetic - people making a living protecting others giving time for them to voice their opinions yet its just an excuse to try to beat the living crap out of police while protected in numbers


    why the hell did Geldof tell people to rally in Scotland? esp. to get 1m people there, live 8's done its job well
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    Well, geldof should have been more specific, tell em to be more peaceful at least
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    I haven't heard about this, who is throwing missiles and why??
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    Bunch of petit-bourgeois deviants :rolleyes:
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    Haha I thought it was funny on the news when they were interviewing some anti-capitalists on a train and they were selling T-Shirts and merchandice to each other!!
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    most of them probably don't care. They just want to make as big a noise as possible. fame or imfamy is not making a difference. a lot of the time it's being a ****.

    I thought you were possibly starting a thread about how they are going to hell themselves. new district of Edinburgh perhaps?

    Justice society anyone??
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    (Original post by nasht)
    Well, geldof should have been more specific, tell em to be more peaceful at least
    you can't blame Bob Geldof for peopel being dicks. It was up to them to go, and up to them to behave that way. If you have to tell every group of people that what they're doingshould be fdone peacefully then you'll spend forever organising anything.
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    (Original post by Beekeeper)
    Pulling down barriers
    Smashing up cars in local villiage
    Bombing police
    Telling police to "die" and "go to hell" whilst throwing missiles

    There is a fine line between excercising your civil rights and taking the piss.

    Just thought i'd express my disapproval...
    I quite agree.

    While there are some important issues a stake, having running battles with the police does nothing for any cause (if anything it plays into the hands of the governments that they are protesting against).

    Sadly anarchists are a common feature of G8 meetings. Perhaps we should treat them in the same way we treat football hooligans banning travel at certain times etc.

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    (Original post by fernando)
    why the hell did Geldof tell people to rally in Scotland? esp. to get 1m people there, live 8's done its job well
    Because the G8 Summit is being held in Gleneagles - in Scotland
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    (Original post by I.G.S.)
    I quite agree.

    While there are some important issues a stake, having running battles with the police does nothing for any cause (if anything it plays into the hands of the governments that they are protesting against).

    Sadly anarchists are a common feature of G8 meetings. Perhaps we should treat them in the same way we treat football hooligans banning travel at certain times etc.

    Ian
    Its an idea... but that only works for foreign travel. You don't need a passport to go to Scotland - thats the main way the police stop travel for known footie hooligans, by confiscating their passports.
    Electronic tagging might be an option, but that wouldn't stop the hardened anarchist... or someone local to the proposed riot.
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    Yes, some of the anarchist and other autonomous groups are behaving quite childish in their protests.

    However, I'm much more comfortable directing my anger to a few people who will be sitting down in Gleneagles hotel soon enough that are responsible for far more damage to the global environment and humanity than a few measly anarchists ever created.
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    Its an idea... but that only works for foreign travel. You don't need a passport to go to Scotland - thats the main way the police stop travel for known footie hooligans, by confiscating their passports.
    Electronic tagging might be an option, but that wouldn't stop the hardened anarchist... or someone local to the proposed riot.
    You are quite right that passport confiscation would not stop anarchists already resident in Britain.

    This would, however, be a possible solution to stop british passport holding anarchists from traveling to the next G8 meeting which (as far as I know) will not be Britain.

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    Anarchists aren't actually legitimate people, generally their ideology makes them scum.
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    (Original post by Final_F)
    Haha I thought it was funny on the news when they were interviewing some anti-capitalists on a train and they were selling T-Shirts and merchandice to each other!!
    Anti-capitalist merchandise. I love it
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    In my part of the States, the National Guard would have already sent in a cavalry charge followed by fully armed tanks to break something like this up. Those rioters aught to be grateful that they are treated like human beings, even if they don't seem to act like humans themselves.
 
 
 

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