Dragoon Knight Posted August 8, 2011 Share Posted August 8, 2011 [colour=#005FFF]Well, I didn't see a thread about it, so here we are. It's pretty big news here in the UK; not sure how it's being represented in other parts of the world.It started out as a peaceful protest over a man being shot by police a few days ago. That protest became violent, as most things of these nature do, because of a minority that are set on causing trouble. What we're seeing now (i.e. in the last couple of nights, and indeed, right now) is just brazen looting and destruction. There's no motive other than greed and petty desire to smash things.Of course, there are a number of things that could be said to be behind all of this. Some might argue that these hooded idiots aren't being given enough to do; that this anger has been simmering for some time now, and the events of the shooting on Thursday were the catalyst. The opening that these people were looking for. What started in North London has just been copycatted in the South. Absolutely bloody senseless.Watching BBC News live at the moment, parts of Hackney are on fire. Cars, buildings, bins... lines of police standing in riot gear. Apparently, this is all going to get worse as night falls. Being orchestrated over Facebook, Twitter and BlackBerry Messenger.Anyone in London at the moment with a better sense of what's going on? What are other countries' reactions to this unrest?[/colour] Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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