However, judging by the words of ‘Andy’, paraphrased from the Today Programme, they still don’t get it:
“I think it’s sad that people of good mind and good heart are not allowed to protest at the state of the world in a peaceful manner.”
For one last time.
No one has prevented anyone protesting.
A semi-permanent camp is not a protest; it is a semi-permanent camp.
In fact everyone has bent over backwards and licked (as opposed to clicked) their heels for you.
There won’t be any agreement on those though, as the hallmark of the Anticuts movement in all its expressions has been targeted lawbreaking done so as to make enforcement difficult.
I’d say that the removal should have been done under ‘obstruction’ or an equivalent after 7 days, and that that would have left everyone – and especially the Occupy protestors – with a far better reputation.
The Court of King Caractacus has just … passed … by.
Until the travelling bandwagon stops somewhere else, and the glass-jawed companies allowing themselves to be intimidated by 2 men and their megaphones start to get up off their bottoms and defend their interests.
Photo credit: Daily Telegraph.