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Panic on the streets of London

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by deskslave, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    A third night of rioting in London after an initially peaceful protest Saturday turned ugly after nightfall. The protest was initially against the shooting death of a 29-year-old man by police during a traffic stop. He's believed to have been a gang member, but there's some question as to who shot first and to whether he was carrying a real gun or a fake one in a sock.

    But it's now basically turned into looting, rioting, torching of buildings for little reason more than copycatting and opportunism. Plenty of stories of flatscreen TVs being carried out of smashed-up electronics stores. Most of the areas affected are quite poor -- Tottenham, Hackney, Peckham.

    Some of the video is pretty ridiculous. There's a pub fully ablaze in Croydon, south London. (And to be fair, I'd riot too if I lived in Croydon.)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-14450248
     
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Isn't this supposed to happen on the Fifth of November?
     
  3. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Panic on the streets of Birmingham, I wonder to myself, will life ever be sane again?

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/08/britain-riots-birmingham-idUSL6E7J821P20110808
     
  4. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Hang the DJ.
     
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Sounds like they've already burned down the disco.
     
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

  7. ericwbolin

    ericwbolin New Member

    Panic on the streets of Carlisle
     
  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    The ice age is coming, the sun is zooming in
    Engines stop running and the wheat is growing thin
    A nuclear error, but I have no fear
    London is drowning burning - and I live by the river
     
  9. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Dublin, Dundee, Humberside
     
  10. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Burning building footage on BBC stream is frightening.

    Stay safe, deskslave.
     
  11. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    That article says nothing to me about my life.
     
  12. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    " ... Everyone's sitting around watching television!

    London's burning! (With boredom now!)"
     
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