posted 01 May 2001
Such a pity. I was all geared up to spend the day rubbing my hands and giggling as bearded crusties in ski masks beat the crap out of City McDonalds' outlets in some May Day anti-capitalism Demonstrations, but no. A wimpy little peaceful demonstration of people on bicycles, actually outnumbered by the number of police on the scene -- 5000 protesters or less versus 6000 officers, and the police also had vans and horses and big shiny motorbikes. Germany had firebombs, Australia had a mini-riot, but London was just too wimpy. Anarchism isn't like it used to be.