Twitter users were busy praising the dog for biting the police officer who was using excessive force on March 23, the police expressed support for the admirable way that service dogs helped maintain order during the protests on March 21.
The taste of one’s own medicine is usually quite bitter! This has been heard by many, but a few experience it. Recently an officer brutally beat up a protestor and the Police dog attacked that officer as it is trained to attack brutal people!
Tensions have increased in the United Kingdom; protestors have become quite aggressive. Clashes between the cops and these people have flared up in streets of Bristol. Protestors chanting ‘Kill the Bill’ came out in force last week to stand against the ‘Police, Crime, Sentencing, and Court Bill’ that would give the British police broader powers and autonomy in determining whether demonstrations pose any danger.
In a video, uploaded on twitter, a police officer can be seen assaulting a press photographer. The officer was then seen being attacked by a service dog because of his action.
Protestors and police officers alike were injured during the protests; it’s a fact that doesn’t excuse either side for using violence. While the proposed bill would give police greater powers in handling protests, we’re also living in the midst of a global pandemic where controlling the spread of Covid-19 is of the utmost importance.
Even though the reasons why the dog bit the officer are open to interpretation; the real reason is unclear, as per a layman’s opinion, it is according to the training of these beasts.
Social media users have been sharing a video of how a police dog bit an officer assaulting a protestor in Bristol!
Police dog sees cop acting aggressively, bites the cop and frees the protester. pic.twitter.com/mC6bj93m7k— Chad Loder (@chadloder) March 27, 2021
Last week, approximately, two protests took place, on 21st March and 23rd March. It has been reported that the protesteors were violent during the first protest, which made us believe that this incident of service dog attack took place during the protest on 21st March.
A lot of these PBs that we've been fighting ended up as known soldiers for Trumps failed coup on J6 in DC... https://t.co/cfVDT2We57— Sacramento Radical Education (@sac_rad_edu) April 1, 2021
No matter which side we are on, police violence is a serious matter. There’s no black and white in such subjects, there are villians on both sides!
During these difficult times, when the world is already challenged by Covid-19 pandemic, we must ask ourselves if it’s a good time to have such larger gathering even in form of protests and whether violence should be met with further violence.
The Bristol Post shared that 21 police officers were injured in the March 21 riot, 2 of them seriously, as protestors threw objects at them and set vehicles on fire.
The video from the protest was originally posted by Apex World News and later shared by Twitter users like Californian Chad Loder who made it go viral.
While some Twitter users were busy praising the dog for biting the police officer who was using excessive force on March 23, the police expressed support for the admirable way that service dogs helped maintain order during the protests on March 21.
The New York Times explains that the 300-page ‘Police, Crime, Sentencing, and Court Bill’ would give police officers the ability to use their own discretion whether or not a protest is potentially criminal, could result in serious public disorder, property damage, or serious disruption to the life of the community. Some Brits believe that this gives officers too much power and gives them the freedom to shut down any protests for whatever reason they give. What’s more, protestors who don’t follow restrictions that they should know about could be prosecuted.
“In recent years, we have seen a significant change of protest tactics, with protesters exploiting gaps in the law which have led to disproportionate amounts of disruption,” the British Home Secretary, Priti Patel, argued why the bill is necessary in Parliament. Meanwhile, the opposition believes that this would give the police far too much authority. What’s your take on everything, dear Readers? Which side do you find yourself supporting? Are you still on the fence like I am? Share your thoughts below.
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