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Paul Brand
Tonight's Stop the War demo in Westminster contains a mix of many views: - Those who think bombing never helps - Those who think the PM should have asked MPs first - But also, those who think Assad is a 'good man' because 'he's a doctor'.
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Paul Brand 16 Apr 18
Replying to @PaulBrandITV
Just to stress that this particular protestor was among a group of around 20-30 people I came across who were supporting Assad. There may have been others, but many at the rally were also there to condemn him and all violence, especially the UK/US/French bombing at the weekend.
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Craig Murray 16 Apr 18
Replying to @PaulBrandITV
You missed out the neo-liberal propagandists for war like yourself looking round for outliers to make fun of.
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Paul Brand 16 Apr 18
Replying to @CraigMurrayOrg
Where have I proposed we go to war? Read my tweets and come back to me.
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Keon 16 Apr 18
Replying to @PaulBrandITV
Assad was condemned by every speaker there, which was followed by overwhelming agreement by the crowd. Yet you decide to pick this person as your example of a demo attendee. Gutter journalism once again.
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Paul Brand 16 Apr 18
Replying to @keon_d
I’ve made it clear in not one but two tweets that hers was not the only view there. But she was part of a substantial group arguing his case, whether you like it or not I’m afraid.
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Stop the War 16 Apr 18
Replying to @PaulBrandITV @STWuk
This woman’s views in no way reflect those of .
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Paul Brand 16 Apr 18
Replying to @STWuk
Thank you. I have retweeted and also made clear from the beginning that hers was not the only view, or even necessarily a widely supported one.
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Paul Brand 16 Apr 18
I don’t condone personal attacks and I certainly haven’t encouraged them. She was part of a group who all held the same view, as you can see clearly in the clip. I think it’s worth reporting that view within the broader context that many others there did not share it.
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¡Cava_Communista! 🌍 16 Apr 18
Replying to @PaulBrandITV
Interesting that you chose to speak to the person in that group expressing herself that way though. You knew exactly what you were doing and to say it's ethically questionable is more than an understatement.
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Jon Bounds: Stay alert, join a union 16 Apr 18
Is that the balance of the hundreds, one third of these views each?
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Paul Brand 16 Apr 18
Replying to @bounder @jonwalker121
I haven't counted up every single view, but she was part of a group of about 20-30 who were defending Assad, as you can see. I think I'm quite clear in my tweet that others were there protesting different issues.
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