So yesterday I seen numerous videos of the thousands that flocked to protests in the United Kingdom during a pandemic like WTF ....... The amount of life’s that are being out at risk is unbelievable . I seen officers on horses trying to disperse a crowd who were just wanting to fight .. that didn’t work so the officers ran at them on the horses ( no weapons ) which resulted in the police officer being knocked out cold and his horse and other horses suffering injuries . I check the comments and people are saying things like it’s the Police fault for using horses during a protest , the police should be charged for animal cruelty etc ....... yes use are taking part in a massive protest during a pandemic , during this protest numerous people are using it to cause trouble yet it’s the police fault ??
then there is a photo of the police kneeling during the protests and now they are getting hate from other people saying they should be doing there job getting rid of the crowds and they shouldn’t kneel for black , white , gay or straight people .... they are in a no win situation here .
My opinion. On the issue which could be wrong is in America racism is bad and the stuff that happens there is disgusting . In the United Kingdom racism is still there but from both side - on YouTube I just need to look at London for example the amount of gangs made up of black youths attacking white youths for the colour of there skin , u will also find similar videos of white youths attacking black people for the colour of there skin - the majority of the time the colour of the skin Is just a excuse which gives them a reason to fight. I often found the racism card especially in the Glasgow being used as a excuse - I remeber use to work with a man who would never show up on time ( I mean he was late 4 out of 5 shifts ) I reporterd and nothing got done , he would not take the service user out as he was scared of his challenging behaviour , would let the person sleep until 2/3pm ( the man had to follow a strict routine otherwise it would cause self harm ) and the money tin would always be incorrect . For a long time I reported this to my managers nothing happened other than a warning . Then one day the service user ( he needs 24 hours support ) was found inside a shopping centre near his house. The police phoned the number on his about me chain and a manager came and collected him - when they arrived at the service they found the front door open and the worker asleep . This worker was instantly sacked but he took the company to a tribunal stating that he was being treated differently due to the Colour of his skin when in fact that was never the case .
The police are idiots. For years many police officers have been bad apples and while there colleagues might not agree with there behaviour they sit back and watch too afraid to do anything . I have seen a few videos now of officers being rough with protesters in America and there colleagues now stepping in and stopping it that can only be a positive thing .
it’s also highlighted how tough the police job in the uk can be - try to break up at protest ( they get attacked and blamed for animal cruelty ) . If they don’t break it up and try show respect ( by kneeling ) they get attacked by others saying they should be doing there job breaking up the crowd and not show favouritism .
But protesting in thousands During a pandemic and putting people’s life’s at risk due to events that happened in America Is just a kick in the teeth to the nhs