‘You cannot have pre-emptive justice’

The Herald – It seems that terrorism and activism have been conflated in the minds of the police and we saw that with the over-aggressive policing of the G20 protests.There is a difference between stopping disruption if there’s violent protest, where people are going to be endangered, and police infiltrating a legitimate demonstration before it takes place.It is the police’s job to police protests, not to manage them so they do not happen. They need to accept that people have the right to choose to break the law and take the punishment which comes with that. Read Article