Common sense just seems to escape some people. Protesters at the G20 Summit in Melbourne loses it.
From The Age article,
Mr Rae, said he was trying to push a barrier forward toward the lines of police blocking Collins Street, when one officer lent over the barricade and hit him on the head with his baton. “He took a full swing at me as hard as he could… I wasn’t expecting it. The cops seemed to be pretty aggressive from the start. I wasn’t really doing much, just pushing the barricades which was pretty harmless I thought,” he said.
Just pushing some barricades, smashing some cars. Usual stuff. Harmless.
One of the protesters described the police action as “provocative”.
And, a riot isn’t?