27 June 2010
I'm going to file this away for future study under "Insurrection, tactics in case of"
That's being presented as "riot police charge and strike at peaceful protesters." That very well be the case. You know I don't have much faith in or patience for militarized police. But we have no idea what happened before this. For all I know the cops had been telling the protestors to clear out for two hours because citizens want to use the road to go about their business and the activists refused to move along. I have no idea.
You know what makes me optimistic about this video though? The lack of discipline in the riot cops. They charge down the street like a pack of rabid Gauls. It's nice to know that when riot cops advance they scatter about like school children instead of staying in formation, shoulder to shoulder, like trained professionals. That's the kind of thing it may come in handy one day to know.