They may as well have said that for the crap that they have tried to force upon the public almost defies belief in the modern age. When everyone and their dog has a phone with camera, the audacity to just brush off and lie about events that are recorded for eternity is an all too uncommon new low for Scottish society.
Fans Against Criminalisation were not slow in pointing out the differing statements that have emerged regarding the incidents, another sadly all too common event.
One said “We identified a group as football risk supporters, who we believed posed a threat to public safety. We spoke with this group and, at their request, escorted them to the Gallowgate are of the city where they dispersed”
Yet another states “The risk, as we saw on June 20th, was that a small number would try to exploit legitimate protest – and thats what we saw.
A group of football risk supporters, in that case the Green Brigade, wouldn’t engage with the liaison officers on site.”
Two cops two different tales surprise surprise,
The terms used do throw up some questions such as why are the GB considered a threat to public safety. Please forgive me but should that type of term might have some avoiding the area altogether fearing trouble and should be reserved for those with a proven track record of violence upon the public when together.
Its seems very excessive to me, and could well be slander in a neutral courthouse.
Football risk supporters although vague at least I can see some sort of justification for considering there have been flares in their area for instance and we also know lateral movement was called unsafe, they are two examples where that phrase could be justified.
But those examples are in a football setting, in a stadium with rules and regulations that every visitor accepts upon entry. To be labelled a risk for gathering outside a stadium, again seems very excessive and should be backed up with evidence as its not a charge to be joked at.
Those in the area that day write publicly that the Police clearly expected trouble that day but did not get it and upon having gathered in numbers and having a clear target decided to act regardless of violence, and this despite the fact that amongst those kettled where many a lay person and some whom it was simply unsuitable for such as priests and the sick and young, which has been recorded.
This pish poor cover-up only serves to enhance the feeling that the moves that day were political in nature, and very much unjustified, especially in terms of Covid-19.
“Terms such as kettling are deeply unhelpful as that is not a tactic we use” said one of the liars above, despite offering any alternative to what their tactics should are referred to by the training manuals.
Its a technique that seems to be on the rise across the globe unfortunately.
It was met with outrage in the United States when used against those protesting the death of George Floyd at kettlers hands, and there are incredible reports of some being kettled in London for up to eight hours which almost beggars belief. That’s a breach of basic human rights, and I defy anyone to tell me that would not get seriously uncomfortable, or embarrassing.
It could cause trauma as the report below shows.
This tactic needs to be dragged through the courts and challenged time and time again until history, just like the OBaF act.
If others nations ban it, the better the case.
Anyone wants your vote in the next election, there’s the start of their mandate to gaining it.
The above is by Mahe. Pensmiths apply within firstname.lastname@example.org