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Insulate Britain and Extinction Rebellion, domestic terrorists?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Keltyx, 15 Sep 2021.

  1. Jean-F

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    Okay, that sounds about right, but the police presumably cut handcuffs and chains with bolt cutters, how do they get some cretin’s head unglued from the road with minimal pain and skin tearing to the cretin?
    Possibly the Fire Brigade assist with some special solution?
     
  2. Rroff

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    Videos showing the police doing it with multiple syringes of solutions.
     
  3. Mr Jack

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    Yeah, these glues aren't hard to remove, you just need suitable solvents. If you ever accidentally superglue yourself to something, gin, vodka or similar will help free yourself, nail varnish remover (often acetone) will do a better job, and I presume the Police carry specialist solvents that work better than these generics.
     
  4. Jean-F

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    Thanks, haven’t seen those, part of me hoped that they suffered at least some pain in having the glue removed, but even I’m not so vindictive that I wanted to see their faces and palms ripped off, but I may be in the minority there.
     
  5. Rroff

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    I have quite mixed feelings in that I support the right to protest and think that sometimes things need radical protest for actual change to happen - at the same time I don't see this is such a pressing issue either in the short term or for the greater good long term to justify the approaches they are taking, some of which have had a high chance of causing serious accidents with tragic results - so I say **** em.
     
  6. Mr Jack

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    I think they're idiots, and I wish they'd stop undermining the environmentalist campaign with their imbecilic actions. But the idea that law enforcement should brutalise people because they annoy us is totally beyond the pale.
     
  7. Jean-F

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    Christ, the mother of all dilemmas, you’re home alone, you have maybe a quarter of a bottle of Stolychnya within reach and then you accidentally put your hand on the kitchen work surface which has had superglue spilled on it.
     
  8. Angilion

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    You're in the kitchen, so there is probably a spoon within reach. You use the spoon to slowly and carefully peel your hand off the work surface a mm or two at a time, which will cost you only some surface skin. Then you celebrate with a little Stolychnya. Or maybe a mid-strength beer and a Panadol.
     
  9. Hades

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    I guess you missed my earlier post where I said remove a couple of them to let cars get through and then just leave them glued to the road.

    Quite frankly I'd prefer it if the police did their job and dragged them away by any means necessary. But seeing as that doesn't seem to be an option for some reason then leave them glued to the road. They are betting on the fact someone will remove them. Deny that to them and the less die-hard will start to think twice. At the very least it will dwindle their numbers.

     
  10. ChrispyKarma

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    Just counter protest them. Every time they block a road burn all your recycling. Better still put tyres next to them - at a safe ish distance and burn them. Set light to trees. Kick a penguin in the nuts.
    Is by far the worst protest movement ever and entirely counter productive to its goals.
     
  11. Tefal

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    When they block the road form a protest around them so th police can't remove them work in shifts until the smell of poop gets too much?
     
  12. Resident

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    The right to protest doesn't give carte blanche to ignore other laws.

    By obstructing the road they're committing an offence under Sec. 137, Highways Act. There's also several court ordered injunctions against the group, ordering them not to block the roads so they're also in contempt of court.

    Police should detain them and hold them on remand in Feltham nick....
     
  13. Rroff

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    Oh definitely - but I don't have a problem with protests in general, even sometimes when more radical steps are taken. But I take a very dim view when they potentially put at risk people who are just trying to go about their day.
     
  14. Mr Jack

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    Quite apart from being wildly unrealistic, leaving any of them in situ will limit traffic flow substantially.

    The Police are doing their job which is why, of course, they're not using "any means necessary" but instead applying appropriate force to the situation.
     
  15. 200sols

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    But dear old Boris doesn't want to have 'eco' people in prison during Cop26.
     
  16. Dolph

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    It shouldn't be hard to deal with given the continuous offences by the same people.

    https://www.gov.uk/charged-crime/bail

    Charge them with the appropriate crimes (which include terrorist offences as per the legal definition)

    https://www.cps.gov.uk/crime-info/terrorism

    And then remand them in custody on the basis that they fully intend to continue breaking the law.

    The police have the powers to stop this quickly, they just haven't used them. The actions, not the motivation, is what matters, and the actions shouldn't be tolerated.
     
  17. Mr Jack

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    The Tories have run down the legal system so badly that it's basically impossible to do anyway.
     
  18. Hades

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    Of course it's wildy unrealistic. We would never do that in this country. But we damn well should.
     
  19. Mr Jack

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    It's unrealistic because it ignores how these protests work. They don't ask for themselves to the road, they have plenty of other people around, and more who can easily get to the scene. All they have to do is run in and block the cleared area.
     
  20. Jean-F

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    While sincerely appreciating your desire to help me, I’m afraid that I collapsed in a heap at the thought of spooning my skin from the work surface a mm at a time, I’m a founder member of “big girls blouses are us.”
    Remember, it’s MY surface skin that we’re talking about.
    Celebrating with Stoly is right up my strasse, but can I substitute Paracetamol for Panadol, and I’m afraid beer, mid strength or otherwise is only found in my house at Christmas time, for the freeloading peasants that are my in-laws.