I’m starting to see a pattern: large dangerous mobs overwhelming impotent, acquiescing police - and it’s not just happening in Europe…it’s happening, here, too.
This is disgraceful; British police run away from Muslim thug protesters shouting allah Akhbar:
Why weren’t the police armed…with anything? No tear gas, no rubber bullets…nothing (but batons)? What is the matter with Britain?
Hat tip: Weasel Zippers
What’s the matter with us? Here’s a group of Muslim protesters burning an Israeli flag in San Francisco:
They’re the same people….ugly, violent, maniacal, insane!
Doesn’t San Francisco have a fire code they could have enforced? Or is this a free speech issue? I guess they’re used to flags burning on the left coast.
Again: Weasel Zippers
Zombietime was at the San Francisco protest and took plenty of photos.
The only protester hassled by the police, according to Zombie, was this lone counter-protester, who was asked to leave, “for his own protection”.
The pro-Hamas thugs cheered his departure.
Meanwhile, protesters who openly supported the terrorist organization Hamas and waved the Hamas flag (as seen here) received no warnings at all about inciting the crowd. Which sharply highlights a depressing truth: If you express an opinion, no matter how wrongheaded, you are safe from criticism if enough people share it with you; but if you express an opinion, no matter how insightful, you will be penalized if you stand all alone.
That seems to be what happened with the British protest…There’s strength in numbers. I think we can stop tut tutting about Great Britain, now….
Gad…I’m still scrolling through Zombie’s pictures….
Jews supporting Hamas, “Outraged by Israel”?….Nazism = Zionism? Ugh…insanity! I see Che has been adopted by Palestinian supporters…
Well, here’s a surprise…The Sheehag was there:
Of course she was there. Of course! She reflexively takes the wrong side of every conflict, as do so many these days.
Zombie guesstimates the crowd at two to three thousand.
Alice H. also took some excellent pictures at a pro-Israel rally, with pro Hamas protesters over the weekend in Denver. Which group looks more normal to you?
Today, 10.000 people demonstrated against Israel here in my hometown Duisburg (Germany) and to express their solidarity with Hamas. So, my girlfriend and me put two Israel flags out of the windows of our flat in the 3rd floor. During the demonstration which went through our street the police broke into our flat and removed the flag of Israel. The statement of the police was to de-escalate the situation, because many youth demonstrators were on the brink of breaking into our apartment house. Before this they threw snowballs, knifes and stones against our windows and the complete building. We both were standing on the other side of the street and were shocked by seeing a police officer standing in our bedroom and opening the window to get the flag. The picture illustrate this situation. The police acquiesced in the demands of the mob.
I am thinking about establishing the “Duisburg Police Award for Forceful yet Cringing Dhimmitude Beyond the Call of Duty.” Maybe have it awarded weekly? Naaaaahhhh, not frequent enough, I’ll need to award it at least once a day.
Hat tip: Jdub at AoSHQ