Originally Posted by Cinderella
The protest has been organised hastily, with a call put out on social media less than a week ago. Probably the reason it went off peacefully.
I thought that nowadays all rallies and protest marches are organised via social media as that gives the most widespread notification so I don’t see that as a reason
The overriding impression from searching the internet is that violence is usually associated with the presence of far right Brexit supporting nationalists and strangely seems to be more prevalent at pro Brexit rallies
It also seems that there is less trouble when the policing is undertaken with a light touch