Fragments Chapter 10 Page 19

been used and we’ve seen rubber bullets and tear gas being prepared.

A small group of riot police stand to the rear of the police lines looking on in disbelief as their fellow officer is lifted onto a stretcher.

Steve would be surprised at the intensity of the riot but he knows what’s going on at this stage. The fact that an officer has died would only spur the rest of the police on and lead them right into the depths of the swarm they unknowingly faced.

They are hopelessly outnumbered also and their lines appear to be buckling when two buses of police reinforcements arrive to bolster their ranks. The ambulance carrying the deceased officer leaves the scene and Steve just shakes his head as he starts to see how easily this whole thing spread.