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RIOTS in WASHINGTON DC now on BBC

(8 Posts)
RTKangaMummy Fri 20-Jan-17 15:43:39

Smashing windows

Water cannon etc

ThisisDyear Fri 20-Jan-17 15:48:42

Oh dear! Haven't they ever heard the saying, 'The pen is mightier than the sword'?. what outcome exactly are they expecting from this? confused

Highalert Fri 20-Jan-17 15:48:58

Yay!

HobbitTankard Fri 20-Jan-17 15:51:06

Sky admitted it was far away from the main action today. It looked like a smash and grab on shops by criminals to me..BBC commentator did sound enthused though..

Pallisers Fri 20-Jan-17 15:55:09

Yay!

Seriously?

STIDW Sun 22-Jan-17 10:07:55

2nd amendment to the US Constitution which Trump defends, gives citizens the right to bear arms & if necessary hold the government accountable. I don't condone criminal behaviour but Trump lost the popular vote & protesters are holding him to account so he is just getting his comeuppance.

UnmentionedElephantDildo Sun 22-Jan-17 10:24:07

Trump won the election, according to US laws on presidential,elections, and it's not the first time that the system has retuned a president who did not have the majority vote.

I don't recall a huge movement to change the presidential electoral system when Gore lost, or riots, or whatever.

This boils down to a tantrum rooted in dislike of the totally properly elected president. And if there is to be any respect for a voting democracy, then the result it returns has to be respected too.

RortyCrankle Sun 22-Jan-17 14:24:59

I am no Trump fan (still, rather him or anyone than Clinton) but could they not have waited for him to have actually done something heinous as POTUS to have something to march about? This just looks absurd.

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