Gene Kerrigan: The charge of the not-so-light brigade
STUDENTS who had their heads bloodied at the anti-fees protest last Wednesday shouldn't take it personally. The tactics used by gardai seem to represent a government statement of intent, addressed to the general public.
The policy could be summarised as: "You wanna piece of this? Well, do ya, punk?"
The Government must be anticipating larger protests as the cuts degrade this country over the years to come. Last week's exercise seems to have been something of a rehearsal.