G20 protests turn violent

April 3, 2009

As the world turned to watch London stage the G20 summit, hundreds of photographers trained their lenses on the protesters demonstrating against the gathering.

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In every police force there are a few officers who enjoy a good ‘punch up’when involved in riot control or policing a demonstration. The officers in this excellent photo are obviously not of that breed,they are exhausted and totally disallusioned by the citizens they police and the anarchic few who are ‘hell-bent’ on treating the police as the enemy, rather than address the real enemy of greed.

 

I would say they are at the right place to address the real enemy. Maybe the police in that picture are exhausted from beating on the woman above. I don’t see any injured police but she still looks to have had a bit of a “punch up”. We only see what the photographer sets up for us. Perhaps when you have to protect the greedy elite of the world from your countrymen and women you would be exhausted.

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