• 2011 UK Riots Thread
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[B]UPDATED![/B] LIVE COVERAGE (possibly UK only): [url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14449675[/url] [quote]Some 16,000 officers will police London's streets in a bid to prevent a fourth night of rioting, with the Met Police drafting support from 30 forces. Businesses in some areas closed early in a bid to avoid the kind of violence that spread through London on Monday. David Cameron has recalled Parliament for Thursday in response to the "sickening scenes", which prompted unrest in other cities. Tuesday evening brought disturbances in Greater Manchester and West Bromwich. West Midlands Police were dealing with sporadic disorder in Wolverhampton, while youths had smashed shop windows and set cars alight in nearby West Bromwich. Riot police were also surrounding Birmingham's Mailbox high-end shopping building. Greater Manchester Police were involved in a stand-off with 70 to 80 young people in Salford, where a building was set alight, while a Miss Selfridge store was reportedly set on fire in Manchester city centre. The Metropolitan force has released what it says will be the "first of many" CCTV images of rioting suspects, while 32 people have appeared in court charged with offences such as burglary and criminal damage during the previous riots. Among them were a graphic designer, college students, a youth worker, a university graduate and a man signed up to join the army. Some gave non-London addresses. Eighteen were remanded in custody. So far 563 people have been arrested and 105 charged in connection with violence in the capital. Some 111 police officers have suffered injuries including serous head and eye wounds, cuts and fractured bones after being attacked by rioters wielding bottles, planks, bricks and even driving cars at them. Five police dogs have also been hurt. However, the force has drafted in special constables and community support officers to ensure five times the usual number of officers for a Tuesday will be on duty. Similar staffing levels will be maintained over three days. Meanwhile, Scotland Yard said a 26-year-old man found shot in a car in Croydon, amid rioting in the south London town, had died in hospital.[/quote] [img]http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg614/scaled.php?tn=0&server=614&filename=9v0tu.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640[/img] [img]http://c0013899.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_79566ee[/img] [img]http://img.meteornet.net/uploads/2wpsq/vlcsnap-2011-08-09-01h31m49s54.png[/img] [img]http://img.meteornet.net/uploads/bmm2wsq/vlcsnap-2011-08-08-21h03m30s84.png[/img] [img]http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/54485000/jpg/_54485497_burnoutrtrs624.jpg[/img] Follow the story on Sky News tv channel (UK) Also trending worldwide on Twitter: [url]http://twitter.com/#!/search/%23prayforlondon[/url] Updated: Confirmed, the rioting has spread to other parts of the country, including Birmingham, Liverpool, Bristol and many smaller towns. [B]FACTS:[/B] [code]Arrests so far in London (since Saturday night): 525 London arrests on Monday night: 310 People charged: 99 Arrests in Birmingham: 138 Emergency calls to police on Monday night: 20,800 - compared to 5,400 normally. A 400% increase Emergency calls to the London Fire Brigade on Monday night: 2,169 - 15 times the normal amount Police officers injured on Monday night: 44 Places where extra police in London came from on Monday night: Thames Valley, Kent, Essex, Hampshire, Surrey, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Sussex Number of police patrolling London tonight: 16,000 Minimum cost of the riots so far: £100m Small shops damaged on Monday night: 93 @riotcleanup followers at 15:20: 38,530 Members of the public cleaning up Clapham Junction area: 350 Specific events identified by the Guardian so far: 160[/code]
destroy city property to get what you want it always (never) works
HOLY SHIT !
I decided not to make a thread because I couldn't get proper info on the shooting that sparked it. The shooting was originally reported in the thread [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-14434318]British Cop Saved After Bullet Hits His Radio[/url] I can't get any clarity on whether the man shot was the police's intended target, and/or the one that shot back at the police
[QUOTE=Craig Willmore;31573299]destroy city property to get what you want it always (never) works[/QUOTE]riots never work? shows your education
Hope no one gets hurt.
It'll blow over by morning. I hope...
Why can't we have intense shit like this here? Oh wait, we did.
[QUOTE=MIPS;31573387]Why can't we have intense shit like this here? Oh wait, we did.[/QUOTE] Over a game of hockey.
[QUOTE=smurfy;31573306]I decided not to make a thread because I couldn't get proper info on the shooting that sparked it. The shooting was originally reported in the thread [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-14434318]British Cop Saved After Bullet Hits His Radio[/url] I can't get any clarity on whether the man shot was the police's intended target, and/or the one that shot back at the police[/QUOTE] I see. I'll have a dig around too. One would think police shooting someone who is shooting back at, and has already shot an officer is understandable and not something worth starting a riot over.
[QUOTE=Roof;31573307]riots never work? shows your education[/QUOTE] aren't you one of the racists from yesterday? attacked any black youths today?
[QUOTE=MIPS;31573387]Why can't we have intense shit like this here? Oh wait, we did.[/QUOTE] Not like rioting and stuff is something to be happy about.
UK is always rioting. Guess the government really fucks up hard. Or the people are too ill tempered.
[QUOTE=Binladen34;31573427]UK is always rioting. [b]Guess the government really fucks up hard.[/b] Or the people are too ill tempered.[/QUOTE] You didn't even read a single word of the OP?
Wait, so the people are rioting over the shooting of a man who attempted to murder a police officer?
[QUOTE=ExplodingGuy;31573446]Wait, so the people are rioting over the shooting of a man who attempted to murder a police officer?[/QUOTE] No one seems to be able to confirm it yet but presumably he was a bystander who was accidentally shot by police attempting to get someone else
[QUOTE=smurfy;31573442]You didn't even read a single word of the OP?[/QUOTE] Most of the problems are caused by the government, but yea I kinda did read it... I agree that a protest in this case was a good idea, but what the hell caused it to go this bad?
[QUOTE=Craig Willmore;31573299]destroy city property to get what you want it always (never) works[/QUOTE] It stopped the WTO summit from taking place in Seattle.
[QUOTE=Binladen34;31573468]Most of the problems are caused by the government, but yea I kinda did read it... I agree that a protest in this case was a good idea, but what the hell caused it to go this bad?[/QUOTE] Now that [i]is[/i] a problem with the UK. We don't seem to be able to have large peaceful protests without them turning to rioting and burning cars. The fucking Egyptian Revolution was more peaceful than anything we can do.
[QUOTE=smurfy;31573466]No one seems to be able to confirm it yet but presumably he was a bystander who was accidentally shot by police attempting to get someone else[/QUOTE]Okay then. If that is so, I can see them being a bit angry about it, but this still really crosses the line.
The details according to the BBC just now on TV are that yesterday the Police were trying to arrest a man in a taxi cab. 3 shots were fired, 2 of them killed Mark Duggan, who was a passenger in the cab, and a third bullet was found lodged in a Police Officer's badge so was presumably fired by someone else. The BBC don't know whether Mark Duggan was the Police's intended target, whether he fired the third bullet, or who fired first. The Met appears to be refusing to say anything until they get forensics on the bullets and stuff, but I doubt they'll be allowed to withhold the details after tonight.
I just wanna know, how the hell do you go from "THIS ISN'T RIGHT LAW ENFORCEMENT!" to "KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLL THEM!!! *Blood foaming mouth*"
Is this related to the police officer who took a bullet to the radio and lived?
[QUOTE=smurfy;31573593]The details according to the BBC just now on TV are that yesterday the Police were trying to arrest a man in a taxi cab. 3 shots were fired, 2 of them killed Mark Duggan, who was a passenger in the cab, and a [B]third bullet was found lodged in a Police Officer's badge[/B] so was presumably fired by someone else. The BBC don't know whether Mark Duggan was the Police's intended target, whether he fired the third bullet, or who fired first. The Met appears to be refusing to say anything until they get forensics on the bullets and stuff.[/QUOTE] Now that's amazing.
Tear gas those idiots, you don't need to go all fucking batshit insane.
[QUOTE=Binladen34;31573596]I just wanna know, how the hell do you go from "THIS ISN'T RIGHT LAW ENFORCEMENT!" to "KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLL THEM!!! *Blood foaming mouth*"[/QUOTE] At any peaceful protest this size, there are always people who don't care about the cause, and just want to turn it into a riot. The British public and our police forces are shit at singling these people out and removing them. All too often the Met just kettles the whole protest, causing the entire crowd to turn on them and there you have a riot. I don't know if there was kettling in this case but it definitely appears to have begun peacefully according to BBC, so straight away there should have been police there looking out for idiots
[url]http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23975846-man-shot-dead-by-police-in-tottenham.do[/url] Another source on the original shooting. Not a particularily reputable paper so take it all with a grain of salt. Interesting how the witness made out the guy was on the floor incapable of doing anything but also says 4 shots were fired. Later they say 2 shots were fired by the police so someone must have shot the other 2. What are the police meant to do, run the fuck away and let him go? No, they're going to shoot the dumb fuck. If you are going to shoot when you are surrounded by armed police like that you are either dumb as fuck (plus high on adrenaline) or expecting to die. Also, just wait for the IPCC report before rioting you fuckwits. As soon as a police fires a weapon in active duty the shit hits the fan for them - automatic suspension etc until a full enquiry is carried out. People can be fucking idiots, anyone remember the people Egging Raoul Moat on and thinking he was some kind of hero for trying to murder people & police? And they even acted outraged when the police cornered him and he finally shot himself. Thankfully these people are a minority and the rest of the country is sane, but there's enough of them to have a small riot it seems.
[QUOTE=Tucks;31573707][url]http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23975846-man-shot-dead-by-police-in-tottenham.do[/url] Another source on the original shooting. Not a particularily reputable paper so take it all with a grain of salt. Interesting how the witness made out the guy was on the floor incapable of doing anything but also says 4 shots were fired. Later they say 2 shots were fired by the police so someone must have shot the other 2. What are the police meant to do, run the fuck away and let him go? No, they're going to shoot the dumb fuck. If you are going to shoot when you are surrounded by armed police like that you are either dumb as fuck (plus high on adrenaline) or expecting to die. Also, just wait for the IPCC report before rioting you fuckwits. As soon as a police fires a weapon in active duty the shit hits the fan for them - automatic suspension etc until a full enquiry is carried out.[/QUOTE] You're trying to reason with a bunch of chav's hell bent on causing violence.
Oh man, this is intennseeeee
I hope this doesn't sound really bad....But I giggled when I seen the smoking wreck with a sign in front of it saying "Low emission zone".
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