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A new video delivers a chilling warning about our freedom in 2018 03 Nov 2018 11:07 #10792

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A video by the Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) delivers a chilling warning about our right to protest in 2018. War on Dissent: the Shrinking Space for Protest in the UK explains how the police are clamping down on our right to dissent. And it is essential viewing for anyone taking action, or concerned about our civil liberties.

Protecting companies and property

As Netpol coordinator Kevin Blowe states in the video, we have rights to freedom of assembly and expression. But these rights are being undermined. Green peer Jenny Jones sets out the problem and talks about how policing has changed since she went to her first protest 50 years ago:

It’s obvious to me that policing has changed a lot. The police seem to have lost focus on facilitating peaceful protest. What they seem to be doing is prioritising private companies and protection of property over local people who are there to protest something they care very deeply about.

This is shown in the violent and oppressive policing used against anti-fracking protesters at places like Preston New Road; or the draconian actions taken against people trying to save trees from destruction in Sheffield. Time and again, policing priorities appear to focus on protecting property and companies rather than our right to dissent.

www.thecanary.co/uk/2018/11/02/a-new-video-delivers-a-chilling-warning-about-our-freedom-in-2018/
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A new video delivers a chilling warning about our freedom in 2018 03 Nov 2018 11:20 #10793

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Very Good Post there Mate on an Issue that effects us All.
Now regular members on here know I have No Love of the police at all, and we have clashed on numerous occasions in the past. :whistle:

YES Policing has changed FOR THE WORST,
Its all about MONEY, Rich people and big Corporations pay the police via Tax. So the police can protect there corporate interests.
As a result we suffer, Strikers, Tree Huggers, Fracker protesters, Disabled people, Anyone protesting for a better life, all are now Police Targets.
What with Brutal aggressive policing & CCTV at every turn, Our Quality of life is in Free-fall :angry: .
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A new video delivers a chilling warning about our freedom in 2018 04 Nov 2018 04:42 #10795

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Police have a long standing history of not upholding libertarian values such as freedom of assembly almost every occupy type of protest ends the same way.
sure the cops will pay lip service at first but sooner or latter they come in mob handed with there truncheons and drag the protesters out and let big business get on with there plans police are bought and paid for and always have been they are just more brazen about it in modern times.
Its especially chilling for the fraking protesters being branded terrorists and put on watch lists for trying to defend there homes its not like your average protest that if you lose you can just go home and forget about it when your home could collapse due to earthquakes :angry:
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A new video delivers a chilling warning about our freedom in 2018 04 Nov 2018 09:28 #10797

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Interesting in the Video, They were babbling on about Human Rights & Freedom of Speech;
We have not had any Freedom of Speech for Decades.

Police did take a rather Dim view of me a Few Years ago, when I gave a couple a "Dig". :whistle:

Last time I was Arrested I just went "No Comment" to All Questions; Except the one asking me If I wanted a Mug of Tea ! :)

But Dont Let the Law Intimidate you with Threats of being sent to Jail,
Jail is nothing to fear, Can be quite enjoyably. :)
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A new video delivers a chilling warning about our freedom in 2018 04 Nov 2018 09:50 #10798

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we don't have rights we have privileges and they can be taken away at any time

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