Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Scotland Yard to Oakland police: We'll show you how it's done

Rubber bullets could be used in cases of "extreme" disorder at a tuition-fees protest in London on Wednesday, a Scotland Yard commander has said.

About 4,000 police officers, some from other forces, will be deployed on the route, said Commander Simon Pountain.

Criminal behaviour would be dealt with "decisively and swiftly", he added.

But Jenny Jones, the Green Party mayoral candidate in London, said the idea of unarmed demonstrators being shot at was "frankly appalling".

Which is the whole point.

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