Rubber bullets an “appalling” prospect says Green Party member
Summary of story from BBCNews, November 8, 2011
Green Party London Assembly member, Jenny Jones, has condemned as “appalling” the prospect of plastic bullets being used during today’s student fees protests.
Rubber bullets – or baton rounds – could be used in cases of “extreme” disorder during today’s protest when protesters will march through London to voice their anger over tuition fees and cuts, according to reports in the The Guardian and on BBCNews.
“The prospect of the police shooting at unarmed demonstrators with any kind of bullet is frankly appalling, un-British and reminiscent of scenes currently being used by murderous dictatorships in the Middle East,” Ms Jones, who is the Green Party mayoral candidate in London, said.
“How did we come to this? An unpopular government pushing ahead with policies that are all pain and no gain, relying on police armed with plastic bullets to deal with young people who complain about it all.”