No-one risked killing anyone (except the people who started the protests, who are responsible for entirely predictable violence that could escalate to murder). It is idiotic to suggest that someone under threat should exit the car that gave them the only protection available.
The violent protesters who, many years ago, surrounding my parents car with three young children in it were wearing symbols like that you use. They banged on the car and rocked it. There was no way were were going to leave the car.
Saturday, November 5, 2011 7:36:00 AM
Guy starts moving not fast pedestrians should move out the way protest/riot or no protest/riot the road hasn't been cut off for your private use in this one. drive slowly forward all the time in central london only way to get pedestrians to stop moving into the road during your green light.
The car moves up and stops the guy gets annoyed, car moves a bit more then he goes off on one hitting it. Surrounded by people he guns it to get out of the situation his perceived and many others it seems justifiable response.
You may say it was an over reaction but pedestrian is wrong, you want to be a hero(standing up for right to walk across road against a jackass in a merc) or jackarse (attacking a car) you have to accept you don`t know the person. I have a complete maniac friend I`ve seen get out of a car and punch the driver in front at the next turning for giving him the finger earlier. You provoke a reaction be expected to meet a over the top response from a nutter.