Activists from a separate group, Disarm DSEI, will hold another protest and warn they will target the banks and firms which invest in the industry. The group also says it will not co-operate with police ahead of its demonstration.
Loads of people, some of them perhaps reasonably annoyed.
Quite a few police, some bodyguards.
If the police do some kettling there could be a fair few collapses/illnesses/injuries.*
So you would think that we in the LAS would have some sort of plan, something that those of us working in the area would be privy to.
I've not seen a single memo, bulletin, policy or plan concerning this.
However in the latest bulletin I have learnt that the 'Equality and Diversity' department is changing it's name to 'Equality and Inclusion' (something to do with the future).
Oh well, it'll be interesting seeing how the next few days play out.
I'm not saying that there isn't a plan, just that I'm completely unaware of it – and the officer I spoke to yesterday was also unaware of any plan.
*Stationary kettling is, in my opinion, a bloody stupid idea and probably against the law.