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Barbarians within: Why Brit-style riots could spread to US ~ “Think it can’t happen here? Think again.”

March 28, 2011 2 comments

They were cleaning up the mess in London yesterday — replacing the windows at the Ritz, fixing the wooden façade at Fortnum & Mason and attending to a vandalized Trafalgar Square in the wake of Saturday’s protests — and riots — by trade unionists and anarchists.

Think it can’t happen here? Think again.

The British press reports that up to half a million people took part in the demonstrations, 200 were arrested and more than 160 injured — including 84 police officers, 11 of whom had to be hospitalized.

Why? Because Prime Minister David Cameron announced a $130 billion cut in public spending and this is how the infantile left reacts when its I’ve-got-mine-Jack gravy train is threatened.

The weekend demonstration was led by Britain’s powerful Trades Union Congress, whose leader, Brendan Barber, has been warning for more than a year that “industrial unrest” would greet any Tory government that dared attack Britain’s sky-high social spending.

Addressing the gathering in historic Hyde Park was Ed Miliband, the Labor Party’s new hard-left leader (his father was a prominent Marxist), who likened the protesters to the suffragettes, the US civil-rights movement and the fight against apartheid in South Africa. Which ought to tell Britons all they need to know about their prime-minister-in-waiting.

In the aftermath of the all-too-predictable violence — in Trafalgar Square, the words “fight back” and “Tory scum” were scrawled on the bronze lions and red paint was splashed on the 2012 Olympics countdown clock — there was the usual tut-tuting

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