Dec 12, 2010
British police may purchase water-cannon to disperse protesters, the Home Secretary has suggested.
The Metropolitan police is considering its tactics after rioters attacked officers with metal poles, smashed windows and even vandalised a car carrying the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall during protests against rises in university fees.
”The Met Police obviously have to look at how they should be dealing with these demonstrations,” Theresa May said. ”They will look across the board and they will be making operational decisions.”
She also defended the ”robust” police response to the disorder that saw dozens of officers and protesters injured, and more than 30 arrests made.
This article was posted: Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 9:11 am