The Police are part of the Protest - anyone who's worked for them could tell you that, if in doubt review the footage of the Protest, you'll happily notice that the under-cover coppers are wearing the traditional coppers trouser belt with a fire-man belt buckle holding up there trousers and the typical Magnum ankle length boots whereas the Protestors if that's what you could call them
are wearing typical trainers, sneakers and plimsoll shoes, that are really not the ideal kind of footwear when your squaring off against a bloke in full riot body armour and heavy set army boots.
Although lighten up the mood for many indoors watching the spectacle and having a good laugh at there expense.
There where also guys in full combat fatigues under a regular Jacket. That'll be the lads from the army drafted in to infiltrate the protest and find out who's who.
Got a new face, then expect to get nicked carted off have your photo taken, your finger prints printed, receive the bog standard lecture about PANDEMIC and BIOTERRORISM event, for turning up and protesting in the first place along with a maximum 2'500 fine and thrown back out of the local nick and left to find your own way home a while later.
So in other-words, don't do it... Don't turn up screaming and complaining about the State of affairs when your happily claiming a Social Security Check and whining because your mobile phones spying on you. As I sat watching the protest unfolding I had the occasion to laugh, watching the cops pulling out the Protestors phone out of his pocket and demanding the password from the protestor. Those phones are all crap anyway and you don't need a password to reset the password and get into the phone without one.
So the take away is, nobody should expect any kind of implicit privacy for acting like a dick!
You just have to press Volume up or volume down and the power button at the same time to reset the phone from the boot menu which doesn't remove the data from the phone, when you store your contacts and SMS directly to the SIM or photos and video's onto the external SSD, so the cop can happily troll through your data which becomes their data and you get left to feel like prat!