Waltham Forest Calling

A couple of shots of large posters in Walthamstow calling for more police officers in the London Borough of Waltham Forest (of which, of course, Walthamstow is part), the first taken earlier this year, the second in late 2009.

Large poster calling for more police officers in Waltham Forest, Walthamstow, E17, London, UK

Woman smoking in front of large poster calling for more police officers in Waltham Forest, Walthamstow, E17, London, UK

The full wording on the poster reads: ‘Waltham Forest is calling for back-up. The evidence is clear. Waltham Forest is owed at least 120 police officers. Support us to secure them – visit www.walthamforest.gov.uk/backup

In September 2010, the Home Secretary Theresa May defended the Government’s proposed cuts to the police budget, adding that ‘The British public don’t simply resort to violent unrest in the face of challenging economic circumstances’ – a sentence she quite possibly now regrets…?

Images © Rudolf Abraham. No unauthorized use.

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