Monday, September 28, 2009
Chilling Police Tactics at G20
More available at G20 Media
For a long time I have feared for the future of free speech and am still shocked at the lack of public outry when the tactics of the police state are deployed, be it here or in the USA.
Whether we agree with a group of people or not, we should allow them to demonstrate peacefully without being attacked by paramilitary police. That, surely, is the essence of democracy. When people resort to violence, be it state violence or groups attacking political opponents, it is because they have lost the argument.
When the state increasingly resorts to violence and oppressive legislation, we have a duty to fight back.