At first my wife was upset that these clowns were acting like this. I then pointed out to her that despite the flailing of clubs and weak-wristed punches…there was No Blood happening on either side.
It was just a bunch of wimps play acting.[/quote]
I guess editing can make a difference. I watched some of the live coverage yesterday and again saw some video last night. Even in the live shots the ‘blood’ was obvious. I could not believe that the TV crews were able to find all of the ‘weapons’ being taken in the airport but the police were clueless. Some of the beatings seemed to occur almost in front of the police, yet were not stopped or hindered, except by other protesters.
The shots of the international passengers disgust with the whole affair was the most disheartening. Pan-blue, pan-green, far left, far right, or in-between - this was as bad an international picture to transmit to the world as the legislature videos of past times.
I read the TT this morning but not the CP yet. Mostly as expected. Put the blame elsewhere and take no responsibility - blue, green, or police. Worst quote I found so far, was the TT editorial that said the protesters at the airport (thugs) were defending democracy. Second worse was the ‘advice’ that politicians should be careful what they do or say lest they ‘cause’ this type of reaction by some people.
Eggs, rocks, swords, knives, sticks, and mobs - the Taiwan definition of the tools of democracy. All in an international, secure venue.