Same as on the other thread: not easy but need to change the norms and what's standard acceptable behaviour. What do you do at a vigil when someone hijacks it with a megaphone? He was booed and told to f.ck off, which he didn't expect and looked pissed off about, but he didn't stop. Later people like him went on to abuse the police and do the usual bit of petty vandalism on police vehicles.Bird on a Fire wrote: ↑Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:12 pmThat's fair. How do you think we should deal with violent people at protests?
I expect, FWIW, that some of them are sincere in their support for the cause and some are troublemakers. (Don't forget that this protest was about the new policing bill in general - the right to assembly, traveller communities, expanding police powers generally, as well as women's safety)
How do you think we should drive them away?
It might seem like booing him was a failed effort, but perhaps it's one more inching forward in the miles we need to go? Surely it's better than offering him support and justification? These men consider themselves heroes - parading up and down in those silly Guy Fawkes masks - and isn't it up to our side to make it 100% unambiguously clear that they're not?