I see the 'protests' have come to my city too now (Birmingham). Seems to be the same political agenda behind it all, the indignity of having to PAY for things you want in life
I note your update about the expected police presence that will now be on the streets of London and not a moment too soon. I hope that they will be authorised to use as much non-lethal force as is available to them. Let's face it, lethal force will never be authorised regardless of how many of us would consider it. That still leaves them with options, water cannons, non lethal ammunition rounds, tear gas, CS spray, tasers and batons, etc. I don't envy their job one bit. Having to wade into mobs of degenerates who are wielding god knows what as makeshift weapons takes some guts. Personally I don't think they get paid enough to have to risk their own lives by getting close to these morons. Hence why any kind of ranged offence would be useful.
Like or dislike the police, these recent events are a good indication of where we might be without them!