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Police will have the right to fire rubber bullets on student protesters as they prepare for huge London demonstration

Rubber bullets will be used to protect officers being attacked

4,000 officers will be on the street on Wednesday

‘Any officer that shoots a student with a baton round will have to answer to the whole of London'

Never been used on mainland but have been linked to deaths in Northern Ireland

Police are prepared to use plastic bullets for the first time on the British mainland if student protests planned for tomorrow erupt into violence.

Scotland Yard revealed yesterday that the baton rounds have been authorised for a student fees march in London amid fears it could be hijacked by anarchists and troublemakers.

Baton gun rounds have never been used on the British mainland, but they have been linked to deaths in Northern Ireland.

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Officers stressed yesterday that they were not planning to use baton rounds and they would only be a last resort if all other tactics had failed and officers’ lives were at risk.

Commander Simon Pountain, who is in charge of the police operation, said armoured vehicles, known as Jankels, would also be on standby if the protests saw a repeat of this summer riots or the chaos last year during the student fees demonstrations.

Baton rounds were pre-authorised during August’s riots but were not used. This is the first time they have been pre-authorised for a planned protest march on the mainland.

The march, organised by the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts, is due to go from Bloomsbury in Central London to the City. It is being kept away from the St Paul’s anti-capitalism protest but activists from the cathedral camp are expected to join in.

Last year, the then Met Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson was criticised for only sending out 225 officers who were overwhelmed by hordes of rampaging student protesters smashing into the Conservative Party headquarters on November 10.

And on December 9, during another student protest, Prince Charles’s limousine was besieged in the worst royal security breach in a decade.

The Duchess of Cornwall’s face was a mask of terror as rioters swarmed around their Rolls-Royce Phantom VI, kicking, hitting and rocking the car. One managed to poke her with a stick through a window.

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By contrast, more than 4,000 police will oversee tomorrow’s march, which is expected to attract crowds of 10,000. Police leave has been cancelled and 550 officers have drafted in from outside forces in.

Mr Pountain said baton rounds and Jankels would be available in reserve after the latter proved effective when they were brought in to push back rioters in Clapham and Hackney in August. ‘I would not be putting baton rounds on the streets but I have asked for them to be available,’ he said.

Jenny Jones, a Green Party member of the Metropolitan Police Authority and London Mayoral candidate reacted with horror. ‘Any officer that shoots a student with a baton round will have to answer to the whole of London,’ she said.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2058726/Police-right-rubber-bullets-Wednesdays-student-protests-London.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

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One way road

Now they are allowed to use them this time they are always going to use them

Whats next when rubber bullets prove to be ''not strong enough''

C/S

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lol

mr matinez, ashman u repping?

what are the chances of an officer breaking the rules and shooting at point blank range?

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These muthafuckers are outside my workplace, making noise. LOL theres a shook man on my desk taking off his rolex, his in the flippin office. SMH,

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LOL theres a shook man on my desk taking off his rolex, his in the flippin office. SMH,

:lol:

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These muthafuckers are outside my workplace, making noise. LOL theres a shook man on my desk taking off his rolex, his in the flippin office. SMH,

LOL

but you never know what could happen still looool

/ these student protests are pointless

NOTHING is going to change

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WHOS WID MAN

u wana be careful

if this kicks off (or if it don't) you might find yourself on bbc news

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not likely, he's on that stand back and speculate ting

obvs

but as we seen with the riots, you aint gotta leave your house to get nicked

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'but as we seen with the riots, you aint gotta leave your house to get nicked<br />

this local c*nt should be banned... people like him would gladly send information to feds about how this site was "instrumental to planning violent protests/riots in london, and its full of blackies too" fucking twat

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'but as we seen with the riots, you aint gotta leave your house to get nicked<br />

this local c*nt should be banned... people like him would gladly send information to feds about how this site was "instrumental to planning violent protests/riots in london, and its full of blackies too" fucking twat

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