The anti cuts march ‘riot’ – an eye witness report

More than quarter of a million people marched in London yesterday, in protest against the ConDem government’s cuts. The BBC are focusing on expressing the TUC’s dissapointment in the “violent attacks” made on big businesses and banks, but why name your march ”˜March for the Alternative’ if your not looking for an alternative?

An alternative doesn’t mean New Labour, they’re almost as bad as the Tories ”“ both focus on helping big businesses thrive and protecting wealth. I would like to express my dissapointment in the unions supporting the right wing New Labour who barley know what socialism means!

I personally was inspired yesterday, and proud of the masked and hooded black block flying the red and black flags. The smile on my face was huge as I saw paint flying onto the corporate buildings and windows were smashed. This wasn’t mindless violence, in fact it was quite mindful! My friend saw one guy, carried away by adrenalin about to smash up an independent shop, a big group of people stopped him, shouting “No!” Anyone who believes this “splinter group” (as the news refered to us) was on a pointless rampage of destruction is wrong, every shop attacked and smashed up was a legitimate target.

Among the ones I saw were TopShop, Ann Summers, McDonalds, Cafe Nero, HSBC, Lloyd TSB, RBS, 2 Santanders and The Ritz ”“ all symbols of wealth, tax avoidance, monopoly and the exploitation that comes with capitalism. Though we all know that it will cost only pennies for these companies to repair their windows and wash the paint and anarchy signs away, yesterday was symbolic ”“ we won’t settle for the unelected Tories, we won’t support the lying LibDems and we certaintly won’t settle for New Labour as an alternative! We have better ideas. These companies, and this government needs to be brought down, their greed needs to be thrown back in their faces, because people are more than just consumers and numbers. People are beautiful, feeling, thinking, creative creatures and they don’t care about that, they hurt, exploit and kill the beauty in people, using us as slaves to make their profits grow.

We need to keep up this MINDFUL violence, violence towards the property that helps generate billions in profit for these monsters. My heart was full yesterday as I marched, united with the brave and passionate who believe in something better, who believe in freedom. There is an alternative and we’ll do whatever it takes to get it.


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  1. mindfull human being

    How disapointing that you would use this website to promote violent destruction rather than peacefull protest.

    If willfull destruction is acceptable then why not War, or homicide….there cannot be one rule for them, and another for us.

    • Peaceful Protester

      The movement against the cuts HAS to win public support. We have to be peaceful! IT MAKES ME FUCKING ANGRY when thousands of people protest peacefully and a few hundred young idealists throw a tantrum and smash a few windows.

      The way forward is not to throw eggs at bankers, its to peacefully protest and mobilise the public against them. Look at the Dutch bankers bonuses- scrapped. Why? Because of petitioning and peaceful protests.

      To bring down this government (and reinstate new labour- in the short-term, there is no alternative)we have to keep going back to London in ever increasing numbers.

      And as for anarchy- if you want no government and a free-market, move to the 1950’s utopia of Republican America.

      • Agree absolutely. I’m convinced Indymedia / Black Block are full of undercover cops. I’ve been around genuine activists and they just don’t have that vibe – they want to force their way down your throat, and conveniently enough their way is also the one that gets the protesters the most negative publicity.

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