Please protest when it is convenient for the man
Greenpeace protest drains police from city
A lone constable was attacked in a brawl in central Christchurch yesterday as 30 other officers spent hours dealing with a Greenpeace protest on Lyttelton Harbour, police said. "Why Greenpeace couldn't find a way of protesting that didn't tie up emergency services for so long is disappointing," said police area commander for Christchurch South Inspector Malcolm Johnston. The 30 officers were involved in controlling the Greenpeace action trying to stop a coal tanker leaving Lyttelton.
Yeah, why can’t Greenpeace check with the Police first to make sure it’s all okay, perhaps the Police shouldn’t have rushed to protect Solid Energy and their dirty fucking coal leaving the rest of the city undefended, but apparently we need to pollute the planet to the point of global warming on time these days, there are schedules that must be kept and the monster of capitalism needs it’s fix NOW! As Political Parties continue to pay lip service to environmentalism, protests like this need to occur more often and citizens need to start deciding if they will use mass civil disobedience to force politicians to act, if that doesn’t fit in with the cops, too bad.