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PSNI attack youths in Omagh.


Truth.ie

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In a week that saw the PSNI stand by and watch, as Loyalists attacked Nationalist bars, homes, churches etc we now see days later they use aggression and force of a couple of kids singing and celebrating a football match.
Why couldn't they act like this outside City Hall, or during the violent scenes across the North?
The kids in the video are not being violent, not blocking the road and not attacking the police.
Batons are drawn in approx 10 seconds.
Guy arrested has a broken arm.
Police in Omagh causing a scene - YouTube
 

eoghanacht

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They have to take the hole fleg thing out on some one and it can't be the good ole law abiding unionist to be sure.
 

Truth.ie

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BTW, I've no idea if these lads are Catholic or Protestant, but just want to highlight the difference in attitudes within the PSNI.
Had that been a flag protest, they'd have watched from a distance and diverted traffic.
 

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BTW, I've no idea if these lads are Catholic or Protestant, but just want to highlight the difference in attitudes within the PSNI.
Had that been a flag protest, they'd have watched from a distance and diverted traffic.

Disgusting display of one sided police action, we were sold the pup that PSNI were to undo everything the RUC diid wrong.
 

O'Sullivan Bere

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BTW, I've no idea if these lads are Catholic or Protestant, but just want to highlight the difference in attitudes within the PSNI.
Had that been a flag protest, they'd have watched from a distance and diverted traffic.
Or sent them a Penalty Charge Notice. :rolleyes:
 

drummed

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Bunch of teenagers off their heads on beer wandering around in the road?

Think they got off lightly myself.
 

Truth.ie

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Bunch of teenagers off their heads on beer wandering around in the road?

Think they got off lightly myself.
Breaking an arm for singing in the street?
And they say IRA punishment squads are extreme.
 

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In a week that saw the PSNI stand by and watch, as Loyalists attacked Nationalist bars, homes, churches etc we now see days later they use aggression and force of a couple of kids singing and celebrating a football match.
Why couldn't they act like this outside City Hall, or during the violent scenes across the North?
The kids in the video are not being violent, not blocking the road and not attacking the police.
Batons are drawn in approx 10 seconds.
Guy arrested has a broken arm.
Police in Omagh causing a scene - YouTube

Hopefully when International bodies come in to investigate the Finucane murder, I hope they look at this as well.
 

Ren84

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Bunch of teenagers off their heads on beer wandering around in the road?

Think they got off lightly myself.
Well you would say that Kitty, from the comfort of your slurry pit.
 

Sync

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In a week that saw the PSNI stand by and watch, as Loyalists attacked Nationalist bars, homes, churches etc we now see days later they use aggression and force of a couple of kids singing and celebrating a football match.
Why couldn't they act like this outside City Hall, or during the violent scenes across the North?
The kids in the video are not being violent, not blocking the road and not attacking the police.
Batons are drawn in approx 10 seconds.
Guy arrested has a broken arm.
Police in Omagh causing a scene - YouTube
The group are clearly being drunk in public, in various forms of undress and shouting in a residential area at what appears to be a late hour. When the police arrive they're surrounded by the drunks. They're totally correct to draw their batons, particularly in a week where multiple police have been assaulted by yobs.

If there had been 100 of these morons then yes, police would have taken a different tactic given their numbers. There's nothing to suggest "Selective policing" here. And of course the vast majority of those protesting the flag thing aren't drunk, aren't screaming in a residential area at night, aren't half naked and are simply peacefully exercising a right to protest.
 
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O'Sullivan Bere

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The group are clearly being drunk in public, in various forms of undress and shouting in a residential area at what appears to be a late hour. When the police arrive they're surrounded by the drunks. They're totally correct to draw their batons, particularly in a week where multiple police have been assaulted by yobs.
Agreed. They were acting drunk and disorderly at a late hour and when the first officer tried to intercede, one of the drunk and disorderly people accosted him. Closely examining the video some of them assaulted and/or resisted and/or unlawfully obstructed the officers at issue that warranted the use of batons where applicable, plus they were quickly circled anyway in a menacing manner by the group which warranted drawing batons and backup officer involvement.

If there had been 100 of these morons then yes, police would have taken a different tactic given their numbers.
In many cases that's standing by effectively whistling dixie or lining up in riot gear whilst getting stoned and firebombed with Molotovs, watching people torch stolen vehicles, observing people in balaclavas, masks, scarfed faces and other forms of facial concealment whilst rioting, vandalising, and being otherwise disorderly at late hours for the 'nicer' members of mobs, whilst not effectively breaking them up and making all due arrests, etc.

There's nothing to suggest "Selective policing" here.
Agreed.

And of course the vast majority of those protesting the flag thing aren't drunk, aren't screaming in a residential area at night, aren't half naked and are simply peacefully exercising a right to protest.
Except many times they are exactly those things described and much worse. It's not that I have a problem with what the police did here. I just wish they'd do more when it's the mob and riot types scenes that do far more and which are often actually even organised, e.g., loyalist paras behind and/or fuelling some of the most serious misconduct so far with the referenced flag protests, which are often more than just lawful 'protests'.
 
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drummed

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Drunken yoofs acting the maggot. Nothing to see here.

Unless you count their own stupidity.
 

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Well, there goes MOPE Free Thursday :)
 

Lonewolfe

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Awful policing "strategy". Straight in with shoving, headlocks and batons.

If these cops want to gain the confidence of the people they;re going the wrong way about it.
 
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