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Old 08-08-2011, 05:15 PM   #1
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London riots: live - Telegraph
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God, that picture is horrifying.

How awful. So senseless.
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London's Burning (live)
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:55 PM   #4
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22.20 The Telegraph's Josie Ensor reports she was chased by a gang of 30 men who pelted her with stones near Bethnal Green station, East London. She escaped down a side street. A gang of vandals broke the windows of an Islamic bank in Whitechapel but were chased off by a rival gang of 100 Muslim youths who are standing guard outside the East London Mosque. Local shops have been attacked.
Pure Clockwork Orange stuff.
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all feels very 1970s.
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BBC's Sangita Myska reporting police are calling Lavender Hill area of Clapham, South London, a "no go zone." Dozens of masked youths are arriving in cars for looting. Police are said to be heavily outnumbered, lacking riot equipment and telling locals to "get out the area".
Geez, sounds like they're winning.
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This isn't even remotely over.

If the army are put on the streets then Cameron has had it.

Because that never happened on Gordon Brown's watch!
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wow, i remember the riots when i was a kid in Thatcher's Britain!

this is incredibly worrying, although a much needed wake-up call for the government! although violence is never the answer, maybe they will learn that they cannot continue screwing the ordinary people over, while the fat cats get fatter!
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Well it certainly sounds like they don't have enough police. They seem spread far too thin.

On the Guardian they have discovered a leaflet being given out on how to avoid arrest for looting.

It's anarchy by all accounts, though the Turkish community seem to have the right idea apparently they all banded together and chased off looters from a Turkish supermarket.
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Riots are now on my doorstep in Liverpool
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Stay safe!

This is giving me flashbacks to 1992. I have a feeling London is only one of a series of riots in the West.
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the whole world is going up in flames right now...
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Stay safe!

This is giving me flashbacks to 1992. I have a feeling London is only one of a series of riots in the West.
Well its been reported of riots in Birmingham aswell. And i can report myself there is rioting in Liverpool right this minute.
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Gosh, this is scary. Its a wonder how long this will go on and if it would spread to other countries.

This also makes me wonder: when Japan's economy faltered, there weren't any riots, correct? Heck, there certainly weren't any during the earthquake and tsunami.

What's wrong with the world?

(Sorry if I might derail the thread, but this has me thinking)

BTW, be safe all FYM Brits!
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:20 PM   #15
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Sky saying they smashed up a Tescos in Ealing Broadway.

Maybe my moral compass is out of sync, but personally, I find this particular action hard to condemn.
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