Yesterday on Twitter I followed the protests against government cuts and the fact the Tories got in, thousands of people took to the streets in the capital to make their voices heard and yet on the early evening ITV London News it wasn’t mentioned.
This morning thankfully it has been reported on but it seems that the actions of a few have slightly distracted the report from the true purpose of the March, the Women in War memorial was daubed with anti Tory graffiti and missiles including traffic cones were thrown at the police.
I have seen quite a few posts saying that the marches were wrong and that people who were retweeting and posting messages of support have helped this abhorrent act of vandalism.
Yes it’s true that most large scale protests result in some criminal damage and anti social behaviour but we can’t allow this to stop protest marches. I’m already concerned that we will see a law passed that stops protests because the only time these marches are reported on is when they do result in arrests and criminal damage.
I want to say so much but I was up most of the night because my pain levels have soared and so quite a few doses of morphine have left me unable to find the right words and write what I want to say.
I needed to post though because I am so grateful to those that did take part and peacefully protest, I so wish that I could have taken part but it’s not possible. We can’t just sit back and allow this Conservative government to destroy our NHS, to make further cuts to welfare that make the lives of disabled even more miserable and we certainly can’t allow them to scrap the human rights bill.
Individually we are unheard but when we stand together we have a voice and we need to scream so that we are heard, the men and women who died fighting in World War 2 did so in the hope that our country would remain free and just and we can’t allow Cameron and his chums make it a country where the poor and disabled suffer just so the rich can benefit.
I apologise if this makes no sense or if it’s not worded properly, every day I battle against pain but now I’m also afraid about what the future holds under this Conservative government.