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Millbank Demo: The Police Fail Because They Have No Listening Mode And Never Learn

THE police are complaining that they didn’t see the violence coming at the Millbank demo, writes Richard North. Yet students from a number of universities say they co-ordinated the Millbank raid via Facebook weeks ago. One 19-year-old student from Bournemouth University, said:

“This has been arranged for ages and I’m surprised the police didn’t do their homework.”

But it was exactly the same with the London rave a fortnight ago. That had been planned well ahead and had been all over the internet. But the police don’t get the internet, any more than do the politicians. They don’t understand it, and as a result don’t use it properly or effectively. Thus, we have an alternative system of communication to which these groups are completely oblivious.

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Posted: 11th, November 2010 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (2)