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Repression in England worse than Northern Ireland during the troubles

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Tens of thousands of concerned British citizens are outraged after learning in sneak previews the scale of Stalinist-like repression descending on the British Isles. The lights of free expression and the rights to demonstrate, even to hold the authorities to account, are about to be snuffed out.

Thousands in the nation’s capital in the UK defied the rules of the Westminster Regime and rallied against controversial legislation that would allow authorities to place additional restrictions on public protests there. London State Police had urged people not to attend the demonstrations threatening those who do with penalties that will deter all but the strongest willed activists.

Dissident journalist remarks that state repression in England is now worse than it was in Northern Ireland during the Troubles (1960-1990).

IRELAND. Portadown. 1997. British soldiers in anti-riot gear, are preventing Protestants from clashing with Catholics when they march through their neighborhood to commemorate the battle of Ardoyne.

‘More than 3,500 people were killed during the Troubles, 35 per cent of them security forces. Darkly, I can see a similar situation developing in Britain. I am very much reminded of the street violence that preceded the collapse of the less repressive Soviet Bloc.

The massive and often violent protests were held in 25 cities across England and Wales, including London. Outraged people marched from the capital’s Hyde Park with placards saying ‘Protect our rights’ and ‘Kill the Bill,’ referring to the controversial proposed legislation, known as the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.

London’s Metropolitan Police urged the public not to attend using the Covid-19 ruse to threaten those attending large gatherings saying ‘that violate Covid-19 regulations and are punishable by fines. Similar rallies last month led to clashes with police and to arrests.’

The bill, which passed its second reading in the House of Commons on March 16, gives police additional powers to restrict and control all public protests, while reinforcing the punishment for public disturbance.

The government argues that the legislation is aimed at curtailing actions that cause what they claim is ‘unjustifiable disruption or distress’ to others. The bill was introduced on the heels of the Extinction Rebellion and Black Lives Matter protests that also involved rioting and property damage. Interestingly and true to police tactics, the state police allow violence at demonstrations to give the regime the excuse to tighten repressive laws.

Opponents of the bill agree it will allow a crackdown on the freedom of assembly. Labour Party MP David Lammy described the bill as ’draconian’ and argued that it will incentivize authorities to move against any protests they do not like. Source

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  1. In America too many of our ‘patriots’ think the cops/military will side with them if the system becomes (more) tyrannical. I even know cops/military who tell me they’ll ‘refuse to open fire on Americans’ I respectfully told them, “Sorry, but I’ll believe that when I see it. Many times even in US History our cops and military turned on their own people.” I gave examples of the Bonus Army March in the 1930s when WWI American vets were demanding their bonus pay they were promised as they needed it during the Depression. They peacefully assembled and marched in DC, but the military was turned on them (Even George Patton led the charge against the very American men that fought beside him in WWI) The the North during the Civil War used force to keep the South from seceding. Then during the 1950s you had federal military troops force white teenagers in the South to go to school with blacks. There’s even pictures of these soldiers pointing bayoneted rifles at their backs, too. Then you had the 90s with the federal government attacking people with heavy handed military tactics against American citizens like Randy Weaver in Idaho or David Koresh in Waco Texas who just wanted to be left alone.

    While I in no way support Antifa or BLM criminal communist anarchists, I am not 100% assured the police/military will (overwhelmingly) side with the citizens. At the end of the day, military/police are just people, people with jobs/families to support and they’ll do whatever it takes to pay their bills and feed their families, even if that means harming and violating people like you and me.

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