Guardian Journalist Accused of Advocating Riots

Tweets “you know what to do” in response to story about police not being able to cope with civil unrest

Paul Joseph Watson
June 23, 2017


A London Guardian journalist was accused of advocating riots in response to a news story about how police wouldn’t be able to cope with a new wave of civil unrest in the United Kingdom.

Damien Gayle, whose bio describes himself as a “general news reporter for the Guardian,” tweeted “you know what to do” in response to a Guardian story headlined, “Police would struggle to deal with repeat of 2011 riots, senior officer warns“.

Numerous Twitter users alleged that Gayle was inciting riots to achieve a political goal.

“LOOK: Guardian reporter. Setting up their own coverage of future riots to enable take down of TM,” tweeted journalist Katie Hopkins.

“Outrageous and if not a criminal offence it should be. At the very least The Guardian should sack him,” responded one user.

“The hard left. Willing to do anything to bring down the government. It is despicable and must be utterly utterly rejected by Labour,” added another.

Others defended Gayle, with one user claiming that he was, “Merely pointing out the risks of police cuts.”

After the tweet, Gayle put his Twitter account on lockdown so it was only accessible to confirmed followers. Gayle regularly writes stories for the Guardian, including numerous articles about the Grenfell tower fire, which some on the left have attempted to hijack for political ends.

Given the Guardian’s distinctly left-leaning outlook, the purpose of encouraging riots would be to create the kind of chaos that would force the resignation of Prime Minister Theresa May or even the overthrow of the Conservative…

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