Featured Anarchy? .......That's Not Anarchy!

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by Petach, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Petach

    Petach SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    I am rather disappointed at the standards of anarchy these days. I attended the "Million Mask Protest" against capitalism, the government, the police etc. It promised anarchy, but all we got were a few fireworks and a man in a rubberised "Budgie Smuggler".

    "Who owns the streets" they chanted "We do" they replied. Hate to tell them, but as a non anarchist I pay my taxes so.....I think I own them along with other tax payers.

    I have seen more anarchy trying to get the grandchildren to bed when they have a sleepover!

    26422231779_2748485fda_b. Million Mask Protest March, London by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

    37495927614_fb2a8ae25d_b. Million Mask Protest, London by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

    37495926624_391fc9c25b_b. Million Mask Protest, London by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

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    Million Mask Protest, London by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

    38174993732_776a8a7970_b. Million Mask Protest, London by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

    26422233509_5f291bfd50_b. Million Mask Protest March, London by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

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    26422230839_de6441de2a_b. Million Mask Protest March, London by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

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    24346275218_2bcc22f369_b. Million Mask Protest March, London by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr
     
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  2. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Aah. Isn't it nice to see the middle-class Millennials out playing for once before going home for a delivery pizza and a nice hot cup of cocoa made for them by their mum...

    ...in my day we knew how to protest, and we weren't into material things. "own the streets", indeed - the only street they will ever own is the Old Kent Road on a Monopoly board at Christmas at their Nan's house. ;)

    Great reportage, Pete. I admire your ability to get into the thick of it and come back with shots like these.
     
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  3. Petach

    Petach SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    Thanks Bill. My yardstick for anarchy is Grosvenor Square US Embassy, and the stop the city riots. Proper weird beard anarchy! I have to say that on one hand I was disappointed that there wasn't more dramatic stuff to be had.....but on the other glad that my old colleagues in blue didn't have to suffer at their hands. I have to say though I quite enjoyed that sort of stuff when I wore the blue serge way back in the mists of time.
     
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  4. tonyturley

    tonyturley SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    Tony
    Got right into the middle of things, eh Pete? Nice work, but I'm feeling an awful urge to stab my eyes out with a pencil after seeing pic #5. :D
     
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  5. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I was in St Martin's Lane during the Poll Tax riots. I wasn't there to demonstrate - far from it. I was at a matinee performance at the theatre. When we went in everything was normal, then we came out into a war zone with smashed shop windows and burnt-out cars. It was eerily silent - the police had the protesters bottled up in Trafalgar Square at that point. As we stood there wondering what was going on the strategy changed and the protesters were dispersed. There was a tsunami of sound and we suddenly found ourselves runnning ahead of a sea of angry people just trying to stay alive.

    Now that was a demonstration...!
     
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  6. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Reminds me of the time the guy tried to interview college students about apathy on campus.

    He approached the first student: "What do you think is the level of apathy on college campuses today?"

    The response: "Like, who cares, man?"

    Cheers, Jock
     
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  7. rayvonn

    rayvonn SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 19, 2015
    Yes, the poll tax riots. Now that was anarchy.
     
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  8. Ballenxj

    Ballenxj SC Regular

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    Dec 17, 2011
    And living in their parents basements.
    Funny thing is, these yahoos are protesting the very things and people that allow them to do so.
    We call them snowflakes on this side of the pond for a reason, they have no real substance, and when they run up against serious opposition, they just melt away.
     
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  9. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    There’s a lot of “get off my lawn” going on here. :coffee-79:
     
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  10. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I don't enjoy moderating politics, so please feel free to leave comments about the PHOTOS, but not about the people in the photos. Whether one is for or against what is going in the photos is politics...it is choosing sides.
     
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