Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Riot on England

The gritty north London neighborhood of Tottenham exploded in anger Saturday night after a young man was shot to death by police.
Two patrol cars, a building and a double-decker bus were torched as rioters clashed with officers in front of the Tottenham Police Station, where people had gathered to demand "justice" for the death of a 29-year-old killed in an apparent gunfight.
 Sirens could be heard across the city as authorities rushed reinforcements to the scene. In Tottenham shop windows were smashed as residents looted the stores, pushing shopping carts full of stolen goods down the street.
Officers in riot gear and on horseback pushed up against the demonstrators. Akinsanya put the number of demonstrators at between 400 and 500. Police said there were about 300 people
gathered.

18 comments:

  1. Do you have any links to some of the action you could share?

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  2. http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2011/08/englands_riots_spread_to_birmi.html

    for videos and more information about it

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  3. It's a shame this is happening. a cause got out of hand...

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  4. Well yeah this is old news, no one deserves to die but he was dangerous. Riots are hopefully escalated right now. Followed your blog looking forward to your new posts.

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  5. It is insane how this is blowing up


    as long as they don't touch anyone from top gear haha

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  6. i use to live in harrow, its a damn shame whats been going on lately.

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  7. It was fun while it lasted, looks like everyone has clamed down now.

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  8. I wonder if the riots were worse than the French ones about 7 years back.....

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  9. I'm kinda scared the world seems to be in cahoots right now
    Hopefully it's passing and times will change soon LOL it's scary stuff man

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  10. Im so glad i live far enough away, that was crazy watching the night unfold!

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  11. i don't think this is about justice at all, i think this is crime, plain and simple. there is no protest, no goals to be achieved. good luck to the police in resolving the matter.

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  12. I think its sad that it had to come to this

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  13. this is embarrassing the shit out of them and making them look stupid. rioting and stealing goods out of stores because a cop shot someone to death. makes perfect sense.

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  14. These riots got way out of hand. The first cause has been completely forgotten, some rioters probably don't even know about the man shot by police!

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  15. So much shit about the riots nowadays :/

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  16. these riots are crazy it scares me:/

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