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The Dutch PM’s use of dog handlers and police with batons at a protest on the eve of an election is a jarring sight in a democracy

As an ideology-free politician, the Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte affords himself a certain flexibility in shifting his position depending on the winds of public opinion, but if he thinks police firing water cannon, beating people with batons and even cancelling public transport to prevent protestors travelling is a vote-winner …

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The main buckles — bayonets, and batons

Practice shows that street protests can continue indefinitely, but if the leader turn away the police and army, can only escape. The Bolivian President “voluntarily” resigned after neighbouring Argentina did not allow him to leave the country. His house is already defeated, and he found refuge in the Mexican Embassy. …

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Batons again walk on the backs and heads

Well, that and everything fell into place. Jamb are reports of detainees in the Hermitage garden, including journalists. Undoing my colleague Dima Borko. He writes that in front of him in a paddy wagon, put a minimum of two photographers. It is strange that yesterday it was necessary to explain …

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May day with police batons: live

Along Nevsky Prospekt are the people with batons. The opposition severely delayed on the March. In the center of St. Petersburg held a traditional may day March. Along Nevsky Prospekt’s March are the most diverse political and social forces — “United Russia”, Communists, LDPR, “SRS”, “Apple”, non-systemic opposition. As well …

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