Evidently, this time, the crowd has been generously returning the tear-gas cannisters to the FRU who have launched or fired it at them. :)
"It's really quite phenomenal scenes, given that this is a country that claims to be an open democracy."
- Hamish MacDonald, Al-Jazeera.
I reckon you haven't seen much of those in your career, mate. I've lived here 28 years and this is the first time I'm seeing them.
Oh... and what democracy??
There is nothing complicated about this situation. All the protestors want to do is march peacefully to the British High Commission to deliver their memorandum, after which they will definitely disperse.
I have it on good knowledge that every single road leading into the city is jammed for miles because of roadblocks and FRU units cordoning off the area!
And the only reason why this persists is because the police (as ordered by the ineffectual government) are preventing the protestors from doing what they want and need to do.
In other words, the completely unnecessary traffic jam, destruction and mounting violence stems SOLELY from the government itself and its obvious inability to govern a nation.
I'm fairly certain this protest is going to turn bloody.