Ban "kettling". It is a clear infringement of a democratic right. Call it: Don't Put the Kettle On.
Wendy Turner commented
Kettling is an appalling practice, its purpose only to prevent lawful protest and antagonise a crowd into more extreme reactions. The many are punished in advance of the actions of the few. It also contravenes the laws of the land, it is unlawful detention.
Juliette Grassby-Lewis commented
I find this tactic provocative, punishing & bullying. It creates deep distrust & disrespect between both sides.
Rosalind Scott commented
I too believe that kettling is a dreadful over reaction to protest and almost guaranteed to cause panic and fear which can turn to violence.
TY Loraine. I believe its a tactic used to deliberatly provoke a crowd into violence. Disgusting.
Rolo Tamasi commented
I’m strongly against it and what goes with it. Big problem though is that it works as a way to prevent violence and damage spreading. How do we give them an alternative?
Loraine Hardy commented
It was closer to 8 hours that they were kettled because they were surrounded from about 1pm. Kettling is barbaric and just causes people to become traumtised, upset, frustrated and is dangerous. I am against it 100%