Saturday, 15 June 2013

Anarchists take part in Anti-G8 rally in Belfast

WSM and Solfed members marched together in Belfast today at the anti-G8 protest. It was wet and miserable and the turn out was poor. We skipped the speeches at the end.

As predicted by some of the press, there was an element in attendance that were hell bent on intimidating, violent posturing and costing the taxpayer a lot of money.

This group, known as the Police service of Northern Ireland along with police brought in from England and Scotland took positions around the city centre with large automatic weapons, and more armoured vans than you'd have seen during the troubles.

Despite the cuts, there'll always be money available for police overtime and guns.