"A word on the spot is worth a cartload of recollections"
James Maggs, Southwold diarist 1797-1890

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Hardly a riot, now was it?

Yesterday's mainly peaceful G20 protest must have disappointed parts of the media, who were clearly keen for a riot - presumably so they could sell more papers or boost their ratings.

Never one to let the truth get in the way of a good story, the Evening Standard's billboards yesterday trumpeted RIOT POLICE BATTLE ANARCHISTS. Battle? Hardly.

Beau Bo D'Or has this nailed.

For anyone interested in what the protests were really like, Dave Hill was actually there.

And on a lighter note, here's a Travel Service Update for the day of the protests, from Diamond Geezer.