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London Riots Spread

August 9, 2011

Rioters Loot & Destroy

By Miss Independant

As London prepares for the upcoming Olympic next July, it seems that they may have to rethink their priorities. Over this past weekend, people living in our country’s capital city were subject to violence and looting as Rioters took to the streets to protest the death of a suspected gangster, Mark Duggan. However, the violence seems to have escalated, causing the death of Duggan to be just an excuse for this mob behaviour.

As of last night, what started as a peaceful protest in Tottenham, spread violence throughout London and has even moved northbound into cities like Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool and many more places.
Rioters have been spotted by witnesses breaking into lorries, forcing innocent people out of their clothes, setting alight buildings and cars. In recent memory, London, nor has the entire United Kingdom, seen such drastic nature.

As the Met calls in reinforcements to help the police handle the case, the public have been calling out to our government for assistance from the army. Micro-blogging website, Twitter, has  been roaring with outrage of people who have been affected. One user posted: “I can see live out my window, they are smashing in a lorry and taking all the stuff :S #londonriots” Another admitting “I’m really scared right now, the #londonriots are spreading really fast”

However, on contrast, our governing bodies are just returning from their holidays. Our media has portrayed them as heroes for cutting short their breaks. However, they are the government, they signed up for cut breaks and instant action. Their failure to act instantly is their downfall and we the public are suffering the consequences.

This morning, the PM made a public announcement, following his return to the UK, that a further 16,000 Police force by tomorrow night. “We will do everything necessary to restore order to Britain’s streets and make them safe for the law-abiding,” So far, at least 450 people have been arrested for crimes relating to the riots, the youngest being 11 years old. When asked about the punishment for the youngsters, the PM replied: “If your old enough to do the crime, your old enough to pay the time.”

Considering the Oylmpics are just around the corner, this past weeks actions have cast doubt on tourism come next year. The government have cast water over public pleas to get a curfew in place or bring in Army support.

However, the communities affected have banded together to sort out the problems where they feel the government is lacking. Twitter group @riotcleanup has been keeping the public up to date on the going ons and has even managed to gather fellow londoners together to clean up each town bit by bit. Since creating the group earlier today, they have already gathered over an astounding 61,000 followers.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 11, 2011 10:57 pm

    I don’t live in London, so have only seen the news updates, but I know about the spread of the violence to the Midlands: Derby. Nottingham and Leicester in particular. The entire occurence absolutely terrifies me, and how people are just looking for excuses to damage other people’s lives. It honestly makes me question any claim we can make to the term of ‘humanity’. It warms my heart to know that people have started to unite against the rioters, and I know that in the Midlands since it all started, that tonight has been rather quiet.

    Although having just said that, a helicopter has just passed over my house. Hmph.

  2. August 9, 2011 7:43 pm

    The Gov; will do very little on the rioter’s, they should have water cannon, rubber bullit’s and the army ready to go.

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