26 November 2010 by Jennifer
Saw this video today, from the anti-cuts protest in London a couple of days ago. I find it worrying.
Video footage has emerged showing mounted police charging a crowd of protesters during this week’s tuition fees demonstrations, the day after the Metropolitan police said tactics “did not involve charging the crowd”.
The article also explains:
However the [police] spokesman did also say that charging was a “quite specific term”.
I suspect this is the basis on which the police said there wasn’t any.
Well, I don’t want to argue over the word. Let’s say instead “ride as a group quite briskly in the direction of where people are standing”. It still looks scary and dangerous to me, and I’m unconvinced that it was necessary.
[I’d be interested to know from any horsey readers what type of gait they reckon those horses were doing. It was faster than walking. What d’you reckon?]
… and young people being inspiring
On the other hand, how beautiful is this pic?
Thanks @solobasssteve for the links that set me off reading this stuff.