My first thoughts are with the bereaved and those affected by the incident.
Before I start I must quietly and with respect applaud the emergency services who acted with bravery and professionalism in
Stretched, tired but competent and professional in every effort the emergency services shone in there work over the week. I feel honoured and proud to be part of the same service.
In Scotland we policed not only peaceful protest which is right and proper and protected not only them but the residents of the area but we had to deal with a small minority who were intent on causing criminal damage , violence fear and in some cases willing to physically harm others.
Peaceful protest yes. Violence no.
In respect to the past few days a quote has stuck in my mind that I cant seem to shift
"Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world right in the eye."
- Helen Keller
Time to shower, eat and sleep tomorrow is another day.