Well that went well! First of all, I DO FULLY SUPPORT THE CAUSE but In my opinion not much good to advance it was ever acheived at all yesterday(Saturday). NEVER was such an opportunity to really make a difference missed and thrown away by bad planning. Again, as mentioned in my last post, thousands of people Penned in, unable to do very much except shout. Police can do what they want, when they want and to whom they want. Does ANYONE think that Boris was sitting in No.10, shaking with fear because the people were showing their dislike for his policies. The people were hemmed in, controlled and never was a real problem to the authorities.
The march to Hyde park was left too late and had NO effect.
When will the organisers realise that a static group will not achieve a thing, the Marches should have left the square almost immediately, marching to the Palace and/or Parliament. This would have presented the Police with REAL problems, making the authorities allocate huge resources to monitor the event. There has been enough speaking and chanting about the rights and wrongs of COVID. Everyone there knows most of it already, that's why they are there, listening to it again is a waste of time. It is now time for furthernaction, no sit downs or any passive demos anymore. Anyone knows a moving target is harder to control and harder to hit and so lets get moving. If Boris knew that just a few tens of yards away instead of hundreds of yards away, people were now angry and showing their feelings, he would have been made to think a little bit more. I bet he is sleeping fine tonight, undisturbed by the protest.
The organisation for the demos MUST start being more imaginative, if they don't start doing something more than repeat the same formula of speakers around the square addressing the congregation, the impetus, the dynamics, the power and the meaning will be lost. People will not travel sometimes many miles from all four corners of the country to witness the same old thing again.
TO THE ORGANISERS - you are going to lose this fight unless you start to raise the bar. No army, because that is what we are, achieves anything by staying on the beaches, you HAVE to move the fight on towards the enemy otherwise you bog down and lose momentum. There is no point in trying to score browny points with the authorities by trying to show how good little citizens we were and how the organisers were able to run a civilised protest - THEY DONT CARE ONE LITTLE BIT. I can almost here them laughing, asking each other what they are going to do next. WE MUST make them sit up and think about things and this type of protesting is not the way to achieve that aim.
Germany - raises 850k -1.3 million protestors, we congratulate ourselves for raising a few tens of thousands. THIS HAS GOT TO BE RAMPED UP IF WE ARE GOING TO WIN.
Thats it people - rant over. I wish you all well and thank everyone who has made the effort. But we really must increase the pressure otherwise nothing will be achieved and we all suffer under this oppression.