Thursday, 16 April 2009
They had their hands up chanting this is not a riot
Taken it its totality the footage assembled by the Guardian it looks like the Police have been hyped up by their training against 'the summer of rage' (coined by the Police, nobody else)and were itching for a fight. Ski masks, deliberate hiding of badge numbers etc shows a certain amount of premeditation.
Nobody was going to spoil Gordon's day in the Sun at the G20
UPDATE: "We're the Police and we'd like all of the Press and their cameras to go away. Or we will arrest you all. Got it?"