There are questions that need to be answered after today, why were the cops so unprepared for the protest turning violent? I crossed through the protest at lunchtime and then it was quite clear that there was potential for trouble. I’m also bemused as to why it is taking so long to put a stop to the violence and deal with those involved.
Given the political environment, this might well not be the last protest to turn nasty. It’s essential that those responsible for today’s trouble feel the full force of the law.