Discussion in 'Europe' started by JBeukema, May 3, 2011.
Police make ?pre-emptive? arrests before Royal wedding
Last I had heard 'Muslims against Crusades' were wanting to do a protest along the wedding route and were offered an alternative and originally said no. This apparently changed
Muslim protesters agree to stay away over attack fears - Scotsman.com News
However it should not be assumed that the Glasgow one was related to Muslims. The Royal Wedding was not so popular in some sections of Scotland.
Here is the Guardian on the Glasgow protest. The arrests seem to have come more from drunkenness - and although Muslims find it far more easy identifying as being Scottish rather than English, the biggest difficulty they claim to integration is the drunkenness of the Scots.
Royal wedding party in Glasgow ends with 21 arrests | UK news | guardian.co.uk
Edit: What I am saying is that that article does not sound right in what happened in Scotland so I think it may be over dramatising things.
I know they would have done everything possible to avoid a demonstration on route but as the article above shows, demonstrators on the route would probably themselves have been in danger. Hence they chose not to do this. I am sure that they would have arrested anyone they thought might want to be planning terrorist activities. Our anti terror laws have definitely interfered with personal liberties but I am unaware of them going as far as outlawing protest and where your article indicates the Glasgow people will be arrested for 'terrorism' the Guardian one indicates it is for throwing bottles and being drunk and disorderly.
The Brits don't exactly have a "Constitution" and a "Bill of Rights" you know.
It's ENGLAND, man.
What do you expect?
They take their ARISTOS safety very seriously
Like we don't do stuff like that?
Are you suggesting that posters should think about stuff before they post it?
Oh my god NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
The amount of posting here would dwindle down to nothing if that happened.
Yea, we do. Some of us apparently don't like other countries to do likewise.
The Brit police do this a lot... particularly with any big football (soccer) match anywhere. They arrest known troublemakers in order to stop them attending the match. It's no big deal.
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