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Just back from London. The demo was very peaceful where we were, whole families there, a nice atmosphere, people trying to put litter in overflowing bins, all ery respectful.. The anarchists and the breakaway groups as far as I'm concerned were not part of the march, they had their own agenda. I feel they hijacked it to do the most damage while the police were elsewhere. Wallies.

It was amazing to see SO many people. We joined the march about 12.30ish when it was already in flow. We went to Hyde park listened to a lot of the speakers and left; people were still coming in, Traffalgar Square was still packed and there was still a massive march! Amazing.

I hope the media can keep some focus on just how good natured the main march was and how peacful it was. It is amazing that so many people came to have their voices heard and that there was no trouble.

Date: 2011-03-26 07:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deathonstairs.livejournal.com
They didn't focus on the peaceful side in the news here, but I hope they did over there...

Date: 2011-03-27 09:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mcmurphy79.livejournal.com
The BBC did reapeatedly say that nearly half a million people protested peacefully but they said this while showing pictures of the rioters! Grand.

I so dislike people like that, they hijacked the march....it wasn't about attacking police or banks or anything...it was meant to be peaceful. The police are one of the groups most affected by the cuts. I'm a bit annoyed....can you tell?

Date: 2011-03-27 04:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deathonstairs.livejournal.com
Well I at least hope the march and the protests will make Cameron change his mind...

Date: 2011-03-26 07:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stolenokisses.livejournal.com
Couldn't agree more with your post.

The coverage so far has depressed me because it's inevitably concentrated on the violence.

Date: 2011-03-27 09:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mcmurphy79.livejournal.com
Even though half a million, men, women and children of all races, walks of life, regions, beliefs and religions protested peacefully and in a very positive spirit.

Date: 2011-03-26 09:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] human-suffering.livejournal.com
All I have heard is about the minority of idiots :( It is so disappointing when the media puts the focus on a few twats!

Date: 2011-03-27 09:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mcmurphy79.livejournal.com
indeed see all the comments above. It was a good, well run, thoughtful and good natured protest by a hugh number of people.

Date: 2011-03-26 10:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] claireylouisa.livejournal.com
I share your hopes about the media but I feel it may be hoping too much. Sounds like a lovely day anyway :)

Date: 2011-03-27 09:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mcmurphy79.livejournal.com
The BBC did reapeatedly say that nearly half a million people protested peacefully but they said this while showing pictures of the rioters! Grand.

The head of the met did also say the TUC march and rally went well and no issues but these OTHER people caused issues and he was able to seperate the 2.
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Date: 2011-03-27 09:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mcmurphy79.livejournal.com
I'm so tired now but it was worth going, you have to have your say and this governemnt is just awful.

Date: 2011-03-27 08:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] divulge.livejournal.com
Glad to hear you had a good experience :)

Date: 2011-03-27 09:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mcmurphy79.livejournal.com
So tired today, massive headache but it was so important that I had my say and it obviously was to many other people too :)

Date: 2011-03-28 07:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] divulge.livejournal.com
:)
I hope you managed to get some rest yesterday and are feeling ready for another week xx

Date: 2011-03-28 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mcmurphy79.livejournal.com
not at all I'm shttered :(

Date: 2011-03-27 04:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ellierachael.livejournal.com
Glad to hear it went well on the whole!

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