‘Rioters’ and ‘peaceful protesters’: a rose by any other name

1st May 2021

Joseph Evans explores how the dichotomy of ‘peaceful protesters’ versus ‘rioters’ is one of the many divide and rule tactics of the authorities. “It started as a peaceful protest.” “A few bad actors ruined the atmosphere.” “They hijacked the protest.” These are all words/phrases commonly found in news coverage and official statements about protests, normally ...

‘Kill the Bill’ protests taking place outside Buchanan Galleries at 1pm today

3rd April 2021

The peaceful protests will show Glasgow “standing in solidarity” with other areas across the UK opposing the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill. Peaceful protests challenging the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill introduced by Priti Patel last month are planned to take place this afternoon, Saturday 3 April, on the steps of Buchanan Galleries ...