Its not the traditional threat of violence, but beginning a new era.the acts of these people has led to the suffering of lorry drivers and the general public. Lorry drivers have been forced to stay in a vehicle, on the roadside without sufficient food and water, moreso because that's how our police force have to deal with it but these actions triggered by these workers is what has led to their suffering.
Also the fact that people's lives HAVE been put in danger. Recently we have had several accidents on the diversion routes because lorries have been forced to use alternative routes, resulting in lorries flipping over on a roads, risking the general public and the drivers wellbeing - all because of these idiots.
Police resource is being diverted to policing operation stack, meaning their resource can be longer be used to keep Joe public safe. Again an act as a result of these idiots.
Drivers stuck in Calais have now got migrants trying to force their way into lorries but also cabs, risking wellbeing of drivers and for that fact the migrants who are already risking themselves for stupidity.
Roads have increased in high traffic volumes through otherwise calm areas, I saw one guy who was trying to cross a road in a country village where the a roads are normally relatively easy flowing, the poor fella looked like he had been waiting an age. Trying to cross what has effectively become a motorway in traffic volumes is dangerous to that individuals wellbeing.
Fact is, Kent does need to sort op stack with alternative and acceptable lorry parking as has been crisised for years, but the only reason these measures have had to be put in place by our already stretched police resource is because of these idiots who don't want to just make a point, but want to do it in a stupid manner.
I honestly believe they are holding our country to ransom, and despite its not violent approach, I sincerely consider this a new form of terrorism, if I held someone to ransom, cut off trade, forced people into a position of unsafe and poor living conditions (short term or otherwise) there are plenty of laws I am breaking. Why are we letting these people get away with it?
Anyway, that's just my opinion. Perhaps I'm using the term incorrectly or twisting it to suit, of perhaps I'm right and it is going to be considered a form in the future...
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