Widespread anger is sometimes explicable. The murder of Sarah Everard caught a great number of people on the raw, and who can blame them? The lockdown was a dual factor. There is a good old Scots word, “scunnered.” Though not quite onomatopoeic, the sound conveys the meaning: far more forceful than ‘fed up’ or ‘pissed off.’ A great number of people are now well and truly scunnered over lockdown, As a result, black moods descend. There are losses of temper over life’s petty frustrations and a widespread volatility. This found an outlet over Sarah Everard.
Holding back the tide of hens and stags is a mug’s game
Many beautiful cities have tried and failed to tame the rowdy crowds.