Agitprop: Signs of the Times

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The recent much hyped ‘Teresa May Leaving drinks,’ organised by Corbyn super-fans, descended into something quite more physical than anticipated. Photographic Journalist Make Murphy, went down to witness the scuffle first hand at Whitehall.

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Outside Downing Street. A protester gets arrested after throwing beer over a policeman and generally being a dick. A moment of aggression in an otherwise peaceful 1st July demonstration against our incompetent right wing government and their shabby deal with the DUP. These types of protesters are a nuisance, with their self-righteous teeth-gnashing stupidity. The officers spent about 45 minutes wrestling this guy so that they could get him in the back of the police van without causing physical harm.

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The protester was incredulous that he was being arrested – calling the police every name under the sun and accusing them of being fascists and murderers. He was about 45, so it couldn’t be put down to a moment of youthful silliness. Protest is a wonderful exercise of free expression – but deliberately riling up the police under the childish belief that they are “Theresa May’s fascist storm troopers” threatens everyone else’s safety and weakens the message.

Photos & words by Mark Murphy.

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