Today's march from Hyde Park was by far the most effective of the recent protests. There was a great energy and atmosphere particularly when we walked down Oxford Street and brought traffic to a standstill. A lot of interest from onlookers, many of whom were willing to engage and accept leaflets as were taxi drivers and bus drivers. Some intimidation from the police around Leicester Square and some (unprovoked as far as I could tell) violence from them at Westminster Bridge but we were able to march for 4 hours largely unmolested. A positive event and the numbers are clearly growing, there were tens of thousands on the road today.
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I agree that Marches are better.The atmosphere builds and the passion grows.Being amongst like-minded people is uplifting and spurs you on. You become aware of the strength of feeling. I think knowing this makes you more determined to fight and not let go. I feel that you can engage and spread the word to the public. I have been to 2 events in London, coming up from Cornwall.
I hope I can get up again for the 28th November.
We need to keep these going , two Saturday’s in a row with big turn outs . Go again next sat .the force is with us ( sorry for Star Wars ) but it is , Naples ,Rome Berlin. Momentum needs to keep going . Plenty of people in London can protest long as they know about it . I have missed the odd one as well, maybe talk radio , the daily mail . A couple of the bigger MSM outlets that are on our side . Maybe they will let people know .....
houndtag - Thanks for the update. I went to the last 2 but was unable to make this one. Will be at the next for sure!
Gery W - I agree with a march rather than a stand alone demonstration, as it enables us to engage with a lot more people and distribute leaflets.
AutonomousAmy - I saw that clip. Fortunately as houndtag said, the march went on for 4 hours relatively unmolested. I already have a complaint logged with the Met Police from the last rally in September. If the police had kicked off big time, I have more than enough evidence to log another one. They had a big demo in London by the Nigerian community last week against police brutality. Not a 'peep' from the press or police about social distancing. No SWAT teams waiting to pounce with batons either. This is nothing to do with 'keeping people safe'. It's totally political the actions the Met take on lockdown protesters, but we already know that don't we? Here's a non socially distanced pic from last week. Good on them too!
I agree! Very positive march. I do feel that marches are far better on several levels than large stand-still rallies with numerous speakers. The energy today was excellent as were the numbers. Marching brings much greater awareness to the public. Love all the brothers and sisters present today. Genuine caring humanity.
I would love to know just how many of us were there. I heard that the protest was a mile long!
Let's see if I can share - finggys crossed! If the vid works I'l go find met threatening tweet. Sinister thuggery vibes in it imo.
jimmy (@jimmy76120797) Tweeted: I don’t see the police doing this in any other marches 😡😡 https://t.co/K7PtdZDZ2O https://twitter.com/jimmy76120797/status/1320029926138007557?s=20
I saw clips on folk sharing, but didnt see whole march. Brought tears to me eyes seriously. Beautiful sight. Sadly, I did see vid clips of police brutality - il try and share on here if I manage. Also saw a tweet from me police which imo was thrratening and saying 'if you don't leave you will get hurt by us'. So, beautiful ❤️ but police not on our side and by clips I saw and tweet by them I read they actually gunning for a fight.