No – to whatever it is!

I have done no reading around the subject, I know nothing about the aims of the loose coalition of anarchists, enviromentalists, anti-capitalists, families, Tony Robinson, communists, socialist workers, neo-cons, and anti-war protesters, so what follows might be very unfair. 

But it does remind me of this:

“Careful now” /  “Down with this sort of thing”

What exactly are people protesting against? Is it some woolly idea of the ‘modern world’ that’s the problem? Are they protesting about the fact that the leaders of the biggest economies are getting together to try and figure out a solution to the current economic situation so that as many people as possible keep their jobs, homes, etc, and countries to find a better way of trading with each other?

And if they feel so strongly as to march the streets of London (and put some turf on a statue of Winston Churchill no doubt) where were these protesters where when the economy was booming?

Do these learned global financial strategists  have any suggestions about a better  system could be implemented – or are they just marching for ‘better financial regulation’ and a law to get ‘Sir Fred’s money off him?

And should I perhaps not come into work wearing my pinstripe, bowler hat and walking cane?

Just wondering!


One Response to No – to whatever it is!

  1. Marcus says:

    I am hoping that this may happen again

    WHEN 35 Greenpeace protesters stormed the International Petroleum Exchange (IPE) yesterday they had planned the operation in great detail.

    What they were not prepared for was the post-prandial aggression of oil traders who kicked and punched them back on to the pavement.We bit off more than we could chew. They were just Cockney barrow boy spivs. Total thugs, one protester said, rubbing his bruised skull. “I’ve never seen anyone less amenable to listening to our point of view.”

    “Protesters conceded that mounting the operation after lunch may not have been the best plan. “The violence was instant,” Jon Beresford, 39, an electrical engineer from Nottingham, said.

    “They grabbed us and started kicking and punching. Then when we were on the floor they tried to push huge filing cabinets on top of us to crush us.”

    They made their way to the trading floor, blowing whistles and sounding fog horns, encountering little resistance from security guards. Rape alarms were tied to helium balloons to float to the ceiling and create noise out of reach. The IPE conducts “open outcry” trading where deals are shouted across the pit. By making so much noise, the protesters hoped to paralyse trading.

    But they were set upon by traders, most of whom were under the age of 25. “They were kicking and punching men and women indiscriminately,” a photographer said. “It was really ugly, but Greenpeace did not fight back.”

    Mr Beresford said: “They followed the guys into the lobby and kept kicking and punching them there. They literally kicked them on to the pavement.”

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