Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Today some 5,000 angry, slogan-chanting police officers marched to Parliament House (Sydney), in uniform, protesting against cuts to their injury compensation entitlements.
Had they emailed me, I would have been right there beside them (again). I'm nothing if not a willing rent-a-crowdist for the underdogs.
But here's what amused the hell out of me:
All of the protests I have attended had a serious and menacing police presence keeping a close watch to ensure the protest "behaved". However, here were these 5,000 shouting, angry, uniformed protesters marching on Parliament House, led by a police car with flashing lights, and yet there was no menacing police or soldiers there to glare contemptiously at them to ensure that they "behaved"?
Wait till I see them at "our" next protest... [chuckle]