Friday, August 12, 2011

UK turns to a suppressive regime?

Source: Press TV

Social observers compare Britain with Middle East suppressive regimes tackling the protests, and condemn UK government's handling of the massive unrest.

In the past months, the global media have been focusing on the countries, which were flooded by anti-government protests and raised their mounting concerns over the humanitarian conditions in the crisis-hit countries as the pro-regime forces were attacking the protesters shouting for justice and social equality.

But this week rather than any other suppressive regime, it was Britain feeling the heat because it is facing the worst violence in the past decade.

British analysts have urged Britain to put an end to its war policies across the world, and take its troops back home, since it has evidently failed to resolve its rising social crisis.

They condemned David Cameron for authorizing the use of rubber bullets and water cannon to suppress the widespread protests, while he has always claimed to be the strong defender of the protesters all over the world particularly in Libya and Syria.

The PM insisted that a “fight back is under way” and that he would not let "phoney concerns about human rights get in the way” of silencing the protesters.

“Whatever resources the police need, they will get. Whatever tactics the police feel they need to employ, they will have legal backing to do so.

"We will do whatever is necessary to restore law and order on our streets. Every contingency is being looked at. Nothing is off the table,” Cameron said.

This is while Britain is trying to demonstrate itself as a human rights defender to the international community, taking an active part on setting a no fly zone on Libya or insisting on sanctions against Syria to end what it calls crackdown on protesters.

Analysts were shocked by Cameron's reaction to people's eruption of rage, insisting the recent unrests were the outcome of the coalition government's austerity measures in the past 14 months, and that he had obviously failed to notice that his spending cuts have crippled the lives of majority of the UK nationals.

The unprecedented protests started when peaceful demonstrators took to the streets in Tottenhom, London. However, soon after, violent protests erupted in major cities like Birmingham, Liverpool, and Bristol creating trouble for the British government and the Metropolitan Police. Protest outbreaks were also reported in Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Reading, and Oxford

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