A couple of shots of large posters in Walthamstow calling for more police officers in the London Borough of Waltham Forest (of which, of course, Walthamstow is part), the first taken earlier this year, the second in late 2009.
The full wording on the poster reads: ‘Waltham Forest is calling for back-up. The evidence is clear. Waltham Forest is owed at least 120 police officers. Support us to secure them – visit www.walthamforest.gov.uk/backup‘
In September 2010, the Home Secretary Theresa May defended the Government’s proposed cuts to the police budget, adding that ‘The British public don’t simply resort to violent unrest in the face of challenging economic circumstances’ – a sentence she quite possibly now regrets…?
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