Hey everyone so I went to the rally demo today at Trafalgar Square I thought the speakers were powerful and passionate at times however I felt it didn't quite work for me and went to far because I stand for freedom of choice when the lady speaker started to shout take of your mask to the security guards at back by the national gallery that to me is not freedom of choice that is telling someone what to do it was the same when the crowd were shouting choose your side this is not about sides this only creates division I find a lot of these protest events are not really promoting diversity of opinion its all very one sided I agree with a lot of the things they say but with Piers Corbyn its all don't do this don't do that and I felt when walking down the march and we were stopped that some people were being a bit to disrespectful to the police there's ways in which you engage and speak with people calling them names or shouting at them is not really going to change much I think if I was to organise a group I would actually want a range of different people and for people who choose to wear masks to actually feel free to express there views in a more open and safe way not to be chanted at just my own personal view they said there was a crowd of around 35,000 which is a lot in all honesty I didn't see that I saw a large gathering around Trafalgar square but only in the region of 5,000 unless there were many others who were further out and joined just thought I would give a honest view of how I saw the event
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Thats true they might change policys if the see the public mood change and people are not doing what they ask or they could crackdown further hard to say yeah certainly they have continually changed their mind about things I just thought if there was not a governemt who would actually run the country in terms of economy I mean it would be great to see people from working class backgrounds or nurses or professional people in the governemt people who know about the day to day realitys of day to day people that would actually stand up for the peoples interests
There were some loving and peace moments but not a lot of that towards the government and police although I understand the anger towards them and I am against these draconian measures are they going to realistically change their minds and come out say we got this wrong because of a protest we thought there was a virus but having really looked into the evidence we got this wrong it would be amazing for that to happen and show enormous courage and I would vote for that I just dont think its likely to happen
I have mixed feelings about the protest there was some inspirational moments and it was peaceful as well but some slightly negative moments I just didn't feel comfortable chanting at people to take of your masks and chanting choose your side and calling the police peodiphille protectors was not what I went there for
I was there too & agree with your point about the attitude to the police who were there to do a job & did it very well given the vast gathering. Yes there were a lot of issues covered but it was generally an uplifting event with issues covered in the form of questions that are censured & not addressed by the mainstream media
It was on the main webpage msn about the rally although they tend to refer to us as anti vax and conspiracy theorist the usual kind of discrediting language
Thanks for posting. I don’t spend too much time thinking about going to protests for the very reasons you state. They are divisive by their nature and seem to be just one massive echo chamber. Most people have no clue that Trafalgar happened and will never know.
I’d like to see one clear voice, objective and decisive action.