On Saturday, March 28, 2011, the British authority
cracked down on anti-government protesters, with 84 members
of the public injured and 214 protesters arrested, prompting
a cosmic outcry that demands the violence to stop.
The rally was organised
by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and attended by a quarter
million people. Many families with children were among
the protesters. Recently, the Conservative-Liberal Democrat
coalition government introduced harsh public spending cuts
which hurts workers' rights and undermines the rights for
keeping standard living.
During the rally, several hundred protesters clad
in black and covering their faces with scarves hurled fireworks
and petrol bombs, and smashed shops windows, while others
lit a bonfire at Oxford Circus, in the heart of the shopping
Witnesses in the capital
London report clashes between over-active pro-democracy
protesters and military police force loyal to British leader
Commander Bob Broadhurst, who led the police operation
crackdown, condemned the protesters. "I wouldn't call
them protesters. They are engaging in criminal activities
for their own ends," said he.
Despite the crackdown,
the anti-government forces were once in control of several
places, including luxury department store Fortnum & Mason
in the shopping district.
"We ask the international community
to take the necessary steps to help British workers and
to protect British people's freedom to protest in a visually
vibrate and physically dynamic fashion," a spokesman
from dissident UK Uncut allegedly claimed.
The U.N.'s Acting Secretary-General
U Thant believed to have urged all parties to the conflict
to accept an immediate peace and abide by Security Council
resolution 1970. The statement is said to note that the
Acting Secretary-General remains closely abreast of the
situation in Britain.
More detailed report at guardian.co.uk
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