General items, plus news from the Barnet-Haringey-Enfield borderlands, including the proposed North London Waste Authority's incinerator-fuel plant, and Barnet Council's dustcart depot, at Pinkham Wood in Haringey.
Tuesday, 24 June 2014
"London Arms Race As Protesters Crowdsource To Buy A Water Cannon To Take On Boris Johnson"
Link to Huffington Post
" 'London's has purchased three water cannon for the Met Police's armoury against austerity protesters this year. Surely it's only fair the people had one too?'
This is the question being asked by protesters who are furious at Boris Johnson's announcement that he bought three water cannon for the Metropolitan Police at a cost of £218,000.
Now, London is facing a water cannon arms race, as protesters launched a crowdfunding project on the StartJoin platform, aiming to raise £30,000 to buy police-grade riot control weaponry."