Once upon a time the Police would openly "give 'em what for", but the Government can claim progress in that these days the Police have the courtesy to wear armour, carry better weapons, and hide their identities before "givin 'em what for". What's more they aren't so racist: the public are the new "blacks", and they all deserve a good beating...
Well I did do a little background on this before the event and I know that these protesters were under pressure from the Police to reveal the protest route - imagine the embarrassment if a large and peaceful protest were to take place away from Police - they'd look irrelevant! The protesters had refused to comply (apparently until the last minute), they should have stayed quiet.
I have to confess I didn't see any of it, I don't like crowds, especially crowds of Police... makes me slightly surly actually, something about armed Police makes me want to throw 'missiles' at them and tell them to fuck off and bully someone else.
Jon Silver was there, here's his more informed take on the day: Smash EDO protest and Proportional Policing (post G20)
Apologies to members of the Police who have joints in their lower body and neck; shame the kind who get sent to deal with 'riots' tend to be the bolt-upright-tosser types.
*Sky News article: Riot Cops 'Hid IDs And Struck Protesters'