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Rowland Manthorpe
Really worth watching the longer interview with Patrick Hutchinson and his incredible mates Makes the point very forcefully - they didn't rescue this guy, they rescued the young black men who they feared would go to prison if it went further
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Rowland Manthorpe Jun 14
Replying to @rowlsmanthorpe
How acts of specific solidarity get transformed into vague messages about love for all human beings, part 592
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Rowland Manthorpe Jun 14
Replying to @rowlsmanthorpe
We're so accustomed to this type of coverage it's actually hard (at least for me) to imagine something different "For me, I weren't protecting him. I were protecting our kids" - hero rescuer Just doesn't compute
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Rowland Manthorpe Jun 14
Replying to @rowlsmanthorpe
It's ironic, because the guy on the floor might well have been chanting "all lives matter". We praise his black rescuer as a hero... yet ultimately repeat the white man's message One of the many reasons why Black Lives Matter is such a radical slogan
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Rowland Manthorpe Jun 14
Replying to @rowlsmanthorpe
To clarify - I'm not saying they didn't want to save that guy's life (that first tweet was phrased a bit strongly.) But the thought of a young black man going to prison clearly played a bigger role in their actions than you'd get from the initial coverage
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EniLorac 🇪🇺 Jun 14
Replying to @rowlsmanthorpe
Both actually.. saving the guy and saving the young black men
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Rowland Manthorpe Jun 14
Replying to @PointlessBrexit
Yes I put that a bit strongly
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