Teargas for kids?

///Teargas for kids?

Teargas for kids?

A neighbour told me that this morning’s tear-gassing of protesters in and around the Contades Parc was, as far as he could see, total over-reaction by the security forces. And living in an apartment that overlooks the park he was well placed to see events unfold.

The most telling event of the morning being that the Police and ‘troublemakers’ were neatly separated by a line of journalists snapping pictures from the middle of the supposed ‘melee’.

The cops were probably just upset at being so unprepared for a group of teenagers and students that actually had bothered to get up before midday. (events unfolding at around 7am)

By |2009-04-04T13:48:23+00:00April 4th, 2009|Strasbourg|4 Comments

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  1. Bart April 4, 2009 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    When I took the kids to the parc at 10.30 there were some 16 riot vans or so parked on the Avenue de la Paix, supported by two water-cannons stationed either side of the tram stop.

    However I was pleased to see that this was in part thanks to a bit of cross border cooperation – the Germans supplying a couple of vans and the cannons!

    The Avenue has been cordoned off for the rest of the day by the looks of things.

  2. Bart April 4, 2009 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    If you’re Jewish by the way – you should still be able to get to the Synagogue, provided they know to expect you.

  3. Bart April 4, 2009 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    When I say kids by the way – I mean that in the ‘youths’ sense of the word. I think of anyone under the age of 24 as a kid.

  4. Bart April 4, 2009 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Now there we are, a genuine occasion at which to use tear gas: rioters set a few buildings alight in the port.

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