Monday, 30 June 2014
Get your tanks off my lawn!
As d-day for the Clifton RPZ rollout approaches, already tempers are getting hot. What will happen? Will it be tanks up Whiteladies road a-la Soviet Liberation of Berlin, or will be house-to-house battling like Stalingrad?
We know this: it'll be noisy.
Clifton Resident James Gadd sends us this video of one of the pre-RPZ skirmishes -one where the Clifton Popular Front and their tank are nowhere to be seen. Here it's commuter vs resident, soon escalating to the police and then finally the builders. As anyone who has spent time in the city will know, builder's trucks are some of the most damaged out there, and so have little qualms about banging up against someone's car while they get their scaffolding out. Which is why that's the time even the police should consider their exit strategy.
Part one: opening skirmish
Part two: the residents come out with their pitchforks
Part 3: here come the Polis
Part 4: I see your police car and raise you a Builder's Lorry
Part 5: call it a draw
James -thank you for these, and we look forward to more as rollout day arrives!