The media have done a sterling job of manipulating events yet again. The suspected murder of Sarah Everard has been whipped up beyond all proportion and storm clouds are gathering as a direct result. Despite all its work in brow-beating the population into lockdown after lockdown, the media is now effectively declaring that lockdown is over.
The absurdly drawn-out process of exiting lockdown was always going to invite social unrest heading into the warmer months of spring. Anti-lockdown protests are planned for this coming weekend and if this last weekend of protest is anything to go by, they will not go away regardless of how they are policed.
Just a small number of arrests at Saturday night's 'vigil' only served to inflame tensions and has led to two days of protests, with more planned. Images of some of those arrests were beamed around the world, with lurid stories of how male police officers had gone in heavy-handed against poor defenceless women. The media is intent on whipping up hate and division, just as it had done throughout last summer as BLM went on the rampage.
Incidentally, what may have began as a genuine virtue signalling and fairly innocuous feminist action on Saturday evening, has now turned into something else altogether. While there were some dubious placards present on Saturday night, they were isolated. By Monday evening a scattering of 'defund the police' placards had turned into official BLM placards and chants of 'no justice, no peace'. There were also Extinction Rebellion symbols on display too.
We've trawled through pictures of the protests and uncovered plenty of evidence to show that protesters are not there entirely with women's safety in mind...
|13.03.21 - Anti-police banner at the original Clapham Common 'vigil'|
|14.03.21 - 'Defund the Police' placard outside New Scotland Yard|
|14.03.21 - Two more 'Defund the Police' placards outside New Scotland Yard,|
plus an 'Abolish the Police' placard
|14.03.21 - A Socialist Party poster in Birmingham blames capitalism for sexism|
|15.03.21 - 'Defund the Police' placard on Westminster Bridge|
In a particularly telling move, police formed a ring of defence around the Churchill statue during Sunday night's protest in Parliament Square.
|14.03.21 - Police guarding the Churchill statue|
Despite voting for every lockdown over the course of the last year, a number of hard left Labour MPs also joined the protests on Monday. Apsana Begum (Poplar & Limehouse), Bell Ribeiro-Addy (Streatham), Zarah Sultana (Coventry South) and Nadia Whittome (Nottingham East) each addressed the crowd. All four are members of Labour's Socialist Campaign Group.
In Whittome's speech she rattled off a list of women's names, beginning with Sarah Everard. However, the second name was Breonna Taylor, a black woman who was killed by Kentucky police a year ago - further evidence that the hard left are merely hijacking a feminist movement for their own motives.
|15.03.21 - Labour MPs in Parliament Square (from l-r) Nadia Whittome,|
Zarah Sultana, Bell Ribeiro-Addy and Apsana Begum