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    #1

    The demonstrators accused the police

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    The demonstrators accused the police of being brutal, but the police replied that if the demonstrators had behaved properly there wouldn't have been need for police intervention at all.

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    #2

    Re: The demonstrators accused the police

    The demonstrators accused the police of brutality, but the police replied that if the demonstrators had behaved properly there would have been no need for police intervention at all.
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    #3

    Re: The demonstrators accused the police

    The police could let the ,demonstrators" injure people and destroy property or make arrests.
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    #4

    Re: The demonstrators accused the police

    The police are also often accused of being heavy-handed in the UK.

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    #5

    Re: The demonstrators accused the police

    People who loot businesses and set fire to cars (and other things) are likely to have a negative attitude towards the police.
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    #6

    Re: The demonstrators accused the police

    The owners of damaged properties often feel the same way.

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    #7

    Re: The demonstrators accused the police

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    The owners of damaged properties often feel the same way.
    I would think they would have a negative attitude towards the looters/rioters.
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