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 v.Gloss: To surround and contain protesters. Note: Also a noun. «When you’ve been kettled once, there’s no excuse for failing to notice police lines forming around you the next time you’re on a demo – and moving before they’re in place. […] So even though they know that a charge is the best way to collectively challenge a kettle, individuals’ will simply isn’t in it. They’d rather sit on the tarmac for a couple of hours, moan about needing a pee, then get filmed and perhaps searched on the way out. […] If you’re going to get kettled, at least make it count for something. […] Getting kettled on a road well away from both the conference centre and the transport links is invisible and pointless.When you’ve been kettled once, there’s no excuse for failing to notice police lines forming around you the next time you’re on a demo—and moving before they’re in place. […] So even though they know that a charge is the best way to collectively challenge a kettle, individuals” will simply isn’t in it. They’d rather sit on the tarmac for a couple of hours, moan about needing a pee, then get filmed and perhaps searched on the way out. […] If you’re going to get kettled, at least make it count for something. […] Getting kettled on a road well away from both the conference centre and the transport links is invisible and pointless.» —“DSEI Reclaim The Streets: Protest Tactics Deja Vu” by YearZero UK Indymedia Sept. 11, 2003. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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