Saturday, March 26, 2011

Anarchy in the U.K. — Hundreds Arrested as Violent Anti-Capitalists Occupy and Smash London!

Various reports put the number of protesters marching against budget cuts in the 500,000 range. That's a massive show of opposition, but it's the black bloc occupiers and violent anarcho-communists who're dominating the news. And that's half the kick of all this. Commentators are riffing on the headlines, for example, at Instapundit, "LONDON: Moochers And Looters Clash With Police." And at Slap Blog, "Rioting Anarchist Freeloaders Hijack and Rampage London," as well as PJ Tattler, "Wild Animals on the Loose in London":

The “largely peaceful” march saw masked thugs going wild in Oxford Circus smashing shop windows and attacking the police. Americans should take careful note of events, for the London mob has American cousins who share similar attitudes about budget cuts.
But see London's Daily Mail especially, "After blitz of the Ritz, it's the siege of Fortnum & Mason: Anarchists hijack the anti-cuts demo and go on rampage in central London" (via Memeorandum).

RELATED: At Telegraph UK, "
Police intelligence gathering failed to prevent occupation of Fortnum & Mason: The disastrous policing of the cuts protests was principally a failure of intelligence-gathering."

I'll have some commentary on all of this later ...


Foxmuldar Blog said...

I can see it coming to a city near you soon. SEIU, and others of that ilk, are frothing at the mouth. They know they have their chief community disorganizer on their side. When this is all over, we won't see anymore Unions as I expect the civilized folks that are non union members will rise up and send a loud clear message to washington. No more union bailouts. Maybe the best way to deal with budgets shortfalls in most states is to start sending out pink slips to all those that have been leaching off us taxpayers for many years. Its time to let the Public sector unions know that they work for us, not the other way around.