Are you a bit of a rebel? Do you get involved with protests?

Oh you tease…why are you going to be on the news? Wait…waves = sea = swimming

Don’t tell me you are going to swim the Channel!!

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no tis a very serious issue and the payback is taking place in segments right now!

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Ohhh right! Well its sounding like a proper thriller (given I’m reading them at the moment), so I hope it all works out in your favour! :+1:

Oh no! Not another conspiracy theory… :roll_eyes:

I was involuntarily witness to a violent protest by the National Front on 23 April 1979. We had taken our two sons (aged 8 and 6) to a children’s concert at De Montfort Hall in Leicester. When it finished we needed to get to the coach station to get transport home. Unbeknown to us, during the afternoon there had been a march through Leicester of the NF and when we left the concert they were all gathered in the city centre fighting with bystanders and the police. It was a very frightening experience. We attempted to bypass them by going down past the university but the rioters (for that is what they were at this point) were everywhere. Police with batons and on horseback were trying to contain them. My husband pushed us into an alleyway to get us out of the way, scooping our elder son into his arms out of the way of the angry mob as they advanced in our direction. It was a very frightening experience. Our younger son doesn’t remember it now, thank goodness. However, our elder son was talking about it the other day - now in his 50s he remembers it clearly saying that at the time he was fascinated at seeing men fighting, he had only seen boys fighting in the playground at school. The fact that it has stayed with him for so long demonstrates the effect it had on him. I don’t think marches of protesters are quite so violent these days but I shall never go near one again due to that experience all of those years ago.

Actually it is a very serious situation and wish I had not implied it as a joke now…I shall swipe that out of here now for good…

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You lot ?

You mean us old geezers , fogies coffin dodgers ?