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Demonstrations in Trafalgar Square
« on: Saturday 26 September 20 16:15 BST (UK) »
I am not a particularly political person but what and why are there over 15,000 demonstrators doing in London today, seems to me they could not care less about the spread of covid,   it us , the over a certain agers who are doing all the right things to help bring these terrible times to closer end, I  have hardly socialised like most of us and a lot of us are suffering in some way but willing to do so for the others, I despair sometimes, my mother once said when she was ill and nearing the end of her life " I am glad I am on the way out and not on the way in"  in some ways I  am beginning to understand what she meant, sadly

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Re: Demonstrations in Trafalgar Square
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 26 September 20 16:30 BST (UK) »
Yes it's depressing . We've not seen family since before lockdown . We shop online , walk by ourselves in the countryside , do our chores and that's about it. It just feels like we're marking time. Those demanding their freedom to do as they please don't seem to realise that they put others at risk.
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Re: Demonstrations in Trafalgar Square
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 26 September 20 16:44 BST (UK) »
Some of them have been chanting to the police "Pick your side ". I choose the side of living. They make me so angry and I can't understand why these demonstrations are allowed at all during a pandemic.
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Re: Demonstrations in Trafalgar Square
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 26 September 20 16:51 BST (UK) »
It may be that they have spent all week in a supermarket stacking shelves or filling online delivery crates, with customers pushing them out of the way or removing their masks to ask where the eggs are,  at risk all day they find it hard to see the need for vigilance in their leisure time.

Just stay 2 metres away from others and you will be ok.

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Re: Demonstrations in Trafalgar Square
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 26 September 20 16:53 BST (UK) »
- Just think how much they'd riot and demonstrate if they were told they could NOT demonstrate! In a rather sick way, it'd serve them all right if they came down with a nasty dose themselves - but sadly they'd all go home and infect their innocent friends and rellies.
They make me angry, too, but I suppose they have the right to demonstrate their view, or they'd see themselves as being censored or gagged, and be able to pose as victims as well, then.
After all, it is a free country, and we all have the right to make our point of view known, even if we don't agree with it.
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Re: Demonstrations in Trafalgar Square
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 26 September 20 17:02 BST (UK) »
   it us , the over a certain agers who are doing all the right things to help bring these terrible times to closer end, I  have hardly socialised like most of us and a lot of us are suffering in some way but willing to do so for the others,

It's not fair to single out a particular age group, either for blame or praise. From what I see, there are people of all ages on that daft protest, and I know plenty of younger people who are following all the guidelines.
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Re: Demonstrations in Trafalgar Square
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 26 September 20 17:36 BST (UK) »
We keep hearing " don't take it home to granny "  whatever ages they are they are not being sensible, if we all abide by the suggestions hopefully we won't be in lockdown for so long, it is depressing

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Re: Demonstrations in Trafalgar Square
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 26 September 20 17:39 BST (UK) »
I am told that apparently the general public have become ok with the idea of vulnerable people dying.  It seems that the economy has become more important and that the whole society cannot just be shutdown to protect a tiny proportion of the population.

It seems to be ok for us to isolate and withdraw if we so wish but not to expect the rest of society to do so.  This is what we are apparently seeing now.

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Re: Demonstrations in Trafalgar Square
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 26 September 20 17:40 BST (UK) »
Louisa Maud,
I just saw some of the photos - lots of people over a certain age there. Their grannies would be long gone.
Two of the well known main participants/speakers are 73 yrs and 68 yrs.  ::)
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