More on the Pro-Hunt protests

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

The BBC mentions the invasion of the House and puts the number of invaders at five.

The report of the skrimishes outside the Houses of Parliament it interesting. It’s symptomatic of a new divide opening up in British society, between the urbanite and the rural dweller, acted out as the Metropoliton police bash up the country folk up in town for the day. This will run and run.

Meanwhile, the estimates of the number of protestors are showing a predictable disparity:

Police estimate there are between 8,000 and 10,000 protesters but the organisers put it at 20,000.

The usual rule-of-thumb is that the true number is somewhere between the two: 15,000 in this case. Damn, I wish I was one of them.

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