Thursday, December 23, 2010

London Police: Our really bad ideas give tyrants of the world hope

The Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Paul Stephenson, said that outlawing the demonstations was an option for the authorities but conceded it could anger protestors further...

...Asked at the press conference if the Met would consider banning future marches, Sir Paul replied: “That’s one of the options we have got. Banning is a very difficult step to take, these are very balanced judgments.

“We can’t ban a demonstration but we can ban a march, subject to approval by the Home Secretary.”

But he went on: “When you have got people willing to break the law in this way, what is the likelihood of them obeying an order not to march or complying with conditions on a demonstration?

“Sometimes putting that power in could just be inflaming the situation further.”

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