Watched some footage of the demonstrations in Edinburgh on the news last night. What a shower of twonks.
One group had been heading towards the city's financial institutions, so, no doubt aware of the violent mania that can grip anticapitalists in the presence of banks, the police had diverted them into a side-street, shut off both ends, and kept them there for a couple of hours. They were sitting around aimlessly; it didn't look crowded and didn't get violent, but was, no doubt, an annoyance and a disappointment for the protestors. Anyway, one girl complained to camera that "We didn't expect to be stuck somewhere where there aren't even any shops to buy food for two or three hours." Obviously a truly committed anticapitalist: can't even go without shops for two hours.