POLL: Londoners asked if Met should use water cannon during unrest

News Shopper: POLL: Londoners asked if Met should use water cannon during unrest POLL: Londoners asked if Met should use water cannon during unrest

LONDONERS can give their views to Boris Johnson over proposals to use water cannons on rioters in the capital.

Under the proposals, water cannons would only be used by the Met in the response to riots or other serious and exceptional public order events in London.

Since the summer riots of 2011, the Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has claimed it would be a valuable tool.

Met Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said: "The Commissioner and I both believe that water cannon in London would be rarely seen and rarely used, but that it should be available to help our officers protect people and property in the event of the most serious public disorder. 

"We want to take the opportunity to explain more about how water cannon might be used and address any concerns Londoners may have."

A six-week consultation period will be held. To find out more visit london.gov.uk

 

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8:08pm Thu 23 Jan 14

white rabbit9 says...

Guess what the morons are going to say, YES!!

This is designed for future protest's. This is not about angry mobs but a good method to use water against people that revolt against the governments.
Guess what the morons are going to say, YES!! This is designed for future protest's. This is not about angry mobs but a good method to use water against people that revolt against the governments. white rabbit9

9:07pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Forget the water cannon BoJo, read rioters the old Riot Act, if they don't disperse and continue damaging property go live rounds, .45 for effect.
Forget the water cannon BoJo, read rioters the old Riot Act, if they don't disperse and continue damaging property go live rounds, .45 for effect. Gypo.Joe

9:17pm Thu 23 Jan 14

white rabbit9 says...

It's their future so it is their future they are destroying, what, you actually believe you get to take all material wealth with you when you die? "Kill them, I have got so much to take with me when I die!" Their futures are knackered, they have nothing to look forward to because of the legislation being brought in by the paedophile government.
It's their future so it is their future they are destroying, what, you actually believe you get to take all material wealth with you when you die? "Kill them, I have got so much to take with me when I die!" Their futures are knackered, they have nothing to look forward to because of the legislation being brought in by the paedophile government. white rabbit9

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