Sunday, March 27, 2011

TUC criticizes post-rally hostility in the middle of London

Aggression which chased a day of against expenses cuts protests in London has been criticized by union leaders.
The TUC said the action of a few hundred people should not detract from the main memorandum of the official protest, which it said was represented by "between 250,000 and 500,000 people".
Police sources said a total of 201 captures had been made during the protest’s day. The government will not alter its economic plan as an effect of demonstration, said Business Secretary Vince Cable. He said we will hear indeed and I will constantly talk to the trade union movement, I think it's significant we have a discussed with them but we will not change the basic economic plan. No government, allies, labor or anybody else would change its basic economic policy only in response to protests of such kind. 
March 26’s detains were mostly for a different kind of public order offences, they said. Furthermore, 66 people were reported to have been wounded, including at least 31 police officers, 11 of whom needed hospital treatment. The injuries were explained as fairly minor.
Police - who have contented with the TUC's views of numbers on the main march - would be studying photographs and CCTV recordings and may make further detains, Commander Bob Broadhurst, who was the head of the Metropolitan Police operation, said his officials had to contract with "dull yobs" in and about Trafalgar Square in a middle of London.
He said, "we've had a number of - I pause to identify them demonstrates - a group of people that finished up in Trafalgar Square.
"All was passive for quite a long while but then for some cause one of them hit the Olympic countdown clock, we turned in to make an arrest, the next minute they're assaulting us and they're attempting to attack and destroy the Olympic clock in Trafalgar Square." A group of 100-150 had extra ripping open litter bins and throwing bottles and bricks at police. He added: "This is just dull destruction, hooliganism; it's nothing to do with demonstrate."
The problem started after protestors broke away from the main march and headed towards the shopping district in London's West End.
A group of about 500 people congregated in Oxford Street, before hitting fashion chain Topshop's flagship store and the banks Santander, HSBC and RBS.
Anti-cuts group UK Uncut held lavishness grocery store Fortnum and Mason in Piccadilly in demonstrate over suspected tax escaping by the business's owners. Later in the evening, the demonstrators stimulated to Trafalgar Square where police kittled protestors while they attempted to bring back order.
One of the people showed down in the difficulty in Trafalgar Square, named Sophie, gave an account of incidents. She said I have never seen such a quick rise of fighting in my life. I just can’t believe it. Everything just kicked off glass in all places, police beating people, people being pulled across the floor.
After a few hours of controls by police, meanwhile people in the square were permitted to leave only in small groups via its north-eastern corner, there were just a few demonstrators remaining.
Labour leader Ed Miliband, who spoke at the earlier rally, said there was "no justification" for the brutal scenes.
"I categorically criticized those who have stanched acts of violence," he said.
Nick Herbert, Policing minister said "a small minority of individuals were aimed on chaos".

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