Then the confused hippies on bikes over on Bristol Indymedia would be in business.
“State terror comes to the streets of Bristol!”, “We are being cohersed (sic) into a police state!”, they scream after a combination of cops and commuters started kicking the shit out of them as they embarked on the brilliant PR move of er… holding up the traffic in the middle of town at 5pm on the Friday before a bank holiday!
According to their publicity they did this to “communicate effectively with other road users and the authorities”!
What exactly were they expecting? Rousing cheers, showers of garlands and some tasteful small gifts from the grateful masses then a handshake from the coppers?