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London Riots

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Angelika, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Angelika

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    Is anyone following what's going on over there? Crazy!


    This video makes me sad. It's depressing how disgusting some people can be.
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    The shops literally next to me tonight got done, insane watching it all unfold infrot of my eyes.

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  3. Angelika

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    How upsetting, ugh. Stay safe <3
     
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    Wow !
    2 years ago, one latino kid got shot by the cops, they tried to start something like this.
    They ended with only 200 peoples and everything was done in less than 4 hours...

    Stay away from trouble Ste !
     
  5. Freja

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    I'm confused. What's going on? Why did they do that/what are they rioting over? o_O
     
  6. John

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    Not telling because you'll just be jealous psshh..
    The police shot some criminal who was trying to shoot at them first, and he died and then people wanted justice for the 'innocent' guy and soon peaceful protest became a riot and now loads of idiots are just joining purely to steal things o_o
     
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    Yeah, I googled it XD But to be fair, you can't really say if he was shooting at the police or not. Not to justify this at all. Human race disgust me sometimes. I don't get how people can be like that to other people. I'm just scared this will create more racists (judging by the comments on that video). :C
     
  8. H3nry

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    He didn't shoot at the police, it is emerging that there was no evidence for this.

    See how the media demonised him so fast with out all the facts?

    My area is totally shut down right now.

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  9. Freja

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    Wow, it looks like Apocalypse or something. People are insane o.o Glad it's not here, I wouldn't feel safe T_T
     
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    Not telling because you'll just be jealous psshh..
    It is actually quite scary :/
     
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    My friend couldn't get home after we went boxing because all the roads were closed off.
    As we were walking back to my place we were saying the streets were so like spookily quiet, that awkward moment when zombies run around the corner :O
     
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    Hows the riots now in London?

    The PM said that "the fightback" is coming along.
    Any good news yet?
     
  13. John

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    hahahaha 'fightback'
     
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    Lol just a bunch of overweight pub guys running around chanting and looking for a fight with anyone who looks young.

    Pathetic really, they came out AFTER the riots were over and are prowling in areas that were not affected by the riots.

    Things are normal now....well as normal as can be... I know 3 people who have been arrested, 2 are looking at jail time... damn shame.

    A man was given 6 months for looking a bottle of water (which is ridiculous for many reasons).

    Yesterday I read 950 arrests have been made so far... most will get away with fines or community service.
     
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    Those photos are amazing, particularly the one where the woman is being passed to the firemen.

    I find it terrible that many people are in there just for the sake of stealing things. I wonder how many involved in the riots care about the original source, and how many just want to take part in violence.
     
  16. H3nry

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    Literally a handful went to protest, then everything spun out of control.
    There are now constant analysts on TV trying to break fown the physological profiles of every tom dick and harry.

    Simple truth is the majority wanted free stuff and didnt believe they would be caught. That is all lol.

    Among those who were caught were:
    A full time school teacher
    Law students (lols)
    An estate agent
     
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    There was some rich millionaire girl who got caught who goes to my friend's school. haha
     
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    Haha, I am sure at most he will get a fine >_>
     
  19. Commy

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    What's sad is the original protest was for the death of a man shot by policeman.

    The result of that is more deaths caused by the rioters, of people who were trying to stop them in one way or another. I'd like to say that this wouldn't happen here, but I can't predict how our crowd psychology would act like.
     
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    It only takes a small minority to create chaos.
    Police could have dealt with the rioters far better, had this been say America they would be more assertive than British police.