Ban The Use Of Water Canon And Plastic Bullets

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PETITION TO BAN THE USE OF WATER CANON AND PLASTIC BULLETS

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Petition to No 10

With a notice of 24 hours, the authorities in the UK can now authorise the use of water cannon and plastic bullets, should there be a threat of the violence and looting that has been witnessed in so many  of our cities country-wide. Also, more worryingly, against any perceived threat from a protest or blockade.

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2087759,00.html

To date, the evidence against the use of such drastic measures speak for themselves.

It must never be acceptable that we, the British people, will allow our civil liberties to be pushed beyond what is reasonable. Water canon and rubber bullets have been used in Northern Ireland. Sadly, this has generally been accepted, and never really questioned by the genaral public across the UK.  Now for the first time, they could be used in mainland Britain.

We need to rally now in defence of what Britain stands for, and It does not accept that we turn on our own people with force that could lead to serious injury or death. It is used in other countries, however, the British nation will not accept its use here. We say to the British Government:

” DON’T CROSS THE LINE”

If we do, the use of water cannon and plastic bullets  would lead to more potential violence and resentment.

The warning signs of civil unrest has been spoken about for years, coming from teachers, police, social workers, community workers etc. The issue is that consecutive governments have chosen to ignore these concerns.  With the recent austerity cuts that have affected people on low income especially, there has been an outcry, by the people, that has gone unheeded.

Ultimately, if we insist on waging wars, that the people do not want to  support, morally or financially, then something has got to give…..

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/aug/09/plastic-bullets-warning-police-orde

Top cop warns against use of plastic bullets on rioters.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/aug/09/riots-curfew-water-cannon

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_cannon

Refers to safety aspect.

http://rfjusa.org/2011/08/plastic-bullets-are-never-a-solution/

Numbers killed by plastic bullets

WE SAY NO TO THE USE OF WATER CANNON AND PLASTIC BULLETS ON THE STREETS OF BRITAIN!

WHAT CAN YOU DO ?……………….PETITION HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT and pass this message on…

Petition submitted by Greg Matthews.

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/8860

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