Mudcat Café message #781844 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #12277   Message #781844
Posted By: JudeL
12-Sep-02 - 04:43 AM
Thread Name: Music: Police and Striking Miners
Subject: RE: Police and Striking Miners
There is some very graphic film footage of the clashes on the picket lines. The phrase "use mimimum force" was obviously a total unknown as they show police (some on horses) and the army rather than keeping the peace and preventing trouble and violence, they were deliberately inciting it, running down pickets, chasing them in gangs, beating them up, often when it was very clear that the individuals were not armed in any way, had not offered any violence and were in fact trying to distance themselves from the violence. This includes footage of a very young Arthur Scargill being chased and struck. I too think it's a shame that Scargill allowed himself to be manipulated by the "powers that be" including the media and the milksnatcher. Jude