Ongoing Riots in the United Kingdom (please keep it here)

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#1 Ravensmash
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Well this is getting silly now...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-14450248

This is the third day of trouble, and it's apparently getting nastier. Massive police presence, cars/buildings/businesses on fire.

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#2 Wolls
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Its a disgrace and people should be locked away for this
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#3 EliteM0nk3y
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So why did this start? This is the first time I have heard of this.
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#4 VERTIGO47
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Didn't realize London police carried guns. Why was the man shot in the first place?

Is that a poor, working class section of London?

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#5 trick_man01
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I am supremely disappointed with the citizens of London. This is not how you stage a protest.
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#6 Zaibach
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This is why we cant have nice things, idiots on the streets

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#7 Pirate700
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So why did this start? This is the first time I have heard of this. EliteM0nk3y
Same. Never heard this before.

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#8 MetallicaKings
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Shot a man dead in Tottenham? This stuff happens multiple times a day in the US. I guess it's because officers only have clubs over there, so they aren't used to actual violence. Rioting like this is childish and dangerous at that. Stop pretending like you actually care rioters, we all know you are only doing it because you like the image and feel "cool" for being in a riot on the world wide news.
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#9 scorch-62
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[QUOTE="EliteM0nk3y"]So why did this start? This is the first time I have heard of this. Pirate700
Same. Never heard this before.

Probably because American media outlets are completely out of touch with the rest of the world.
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#10 Pirate700
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[QUOTE="Pirate700"][QUOTE="EliteM0nk3y"]So why did this start? This is the first time I have heard of this. scorch-62
Same. Never heard this before.

Probably because American media outlets are completely out of touch with the rest of the world.

Thanks for answering our question.

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#11 EliteM0nk3y
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[QUOTE="Pirate700"][QUOTE="EliteM0nk3y"]So why did this start? This is the first time I have heard of this. scorch-62
Same. Never heard this before.

Probably because American media outlets are completely out of touch with the rest of the world.

I live in Canada. And I haven't been reading the news lately, so this is new to me.

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#12 markop2003
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Didn't realize London police carried guns. Why was the man shot in the first place?

Is that a poor, working class section of London?

VERTIGO47
The guy who was shot was arrested in an anti-gun crime operation... TBH it dosn't seem like they have any good reason to riot, they're just rioting because they can
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#13 scorch-62
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[QUOTE="Pirate700"][QUOTE="scorch-62"][QUOTE="Pirate700"] Same. Never heard this before.

Probably because American media outlets are completely out of touch with the rest of the world.

Thanks for answering our question.

I don't have an answer to your question. I was just saying. >.>
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#14 Harisemo
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they're just trolling

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#15 Zaibach
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[QUOTE="VERTIGO47"]

Didn't realize London police carried guns. Why was the man shot in the first place?

Is that a poor, working class section of London?

markop2003

The guy who was shot was arrested in an anti-gun crime operation... TBH it dosn't seem like they have any good reason to riot, they're just rioting because they can

Actually he wasnt, he was an innocent man in a cab

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[QUOTE="Pirate700"][QUOTE="EliteM0nk3y"]So why did this start? This is the first time I have heard of this. scorch-62
Same. Never heard this before.

Probably because American media outlets are completely out of touch with the rest of the world.

I read about this on MSNBC's front page earlier, so that's not the reason. Though any other time and I would agree with that statement.
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#17 trick_man01
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[QUOTE="Pirate700"][QUOTE="EliteM0nk3y"]So why did this start? This is the first time I have heard of this. scorch-62
Same. Never heard this before.

Probably because American media outlets are completely out of touch with the rest of the world.

I heard about it and saw it on the news a couple days ago from America. So it seems like it's more a lack of interest on peoples part than anything.
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#18 fl4tlined
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apparently someone innocent was shot people got angry now people are angry for the sake of being angry and alot of them are teens that dont even know why they were rioting in the first place and setting fire to stores and stealing stuff
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#19 markop2003
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[QUOTE="markop2003"][QUOTE="VERTIGO47"]

Didn't realize London police carried guns. Why was the man shot in the first place?

Is that a poor, working class section of London?

Zaibach

The guy who was shot was arrested in an anti-gun crime operation... TBH it dosn't seem like they have any good reason to riot, they're just rioting because they can

Actually he wasnt, he was an innocent man in a cab

They found a bullet lodged in a police radio and a non-police issue gun on the scene... that certainly dosn't sound innocent to me
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#20 Zaibach
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[QUOTE="Zaibach"]

[QUOTE="markop2003"] The guy who was shot was arrested in an anti-gun crime operation... TBH it dosn't seem like they have any good reason to riot, they're just rioting because they canmarkop2003

Actually he wasnt, he was an innocent man in a cab

They found a bullet lodged in a police radio and a non-police issue gun on the scene... that certainly dosn't sound innocent to me

he didnt have a gun on his persons, unless he developed magneto's abilities

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#21 Ravensmash
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[QUOTE="Zaibach"]

[QUOTE="markop2003"] The guy who was shot was arrested in an anti-gun crime operation... TBH it dosn't seem like they have any good reason to riot, they're just rioting because they canmarkop2003

Actually he wasnt, he was an innocent man in a cab

They found a bullet lodged in a police radio and a non-police issue gun on the scene... that certainly dosn't sound innocent to me

Supposedly the starting point was a peaceful vigil for his family and friends....a 17 year old girl got hit by a police officer and mayhem erupted. News reporting it's spread to another city now, so it does seem opportunistic. Very worrying and very glad I'm not in those areas because from the pictures on the ground and in the sky from news copters...it looks like an absolute warzone.
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#22 scorch-62
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[QUOTE="Engrish_Major"]I read about this on MSNBC's front page earlier, so that's not the reason. Though any other time and I would agree with that statement.

I heard about it and saw it on the news a couple days ago from America. So it seems like it's more a lack of interest on peoples part than anything.trick_man01
I stand corrected.
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#23 CBR600-RR
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Basically a guy fired at some armed police, so the police shot back, now those idiots are pissed.

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#24 Engrish_Major
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Basically a guy fired at some armed police, so the police shot back, now those idiots are pissed.

CBR600-RR
People hate return fire.
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#25 Kcube
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The riotors are saying the police executed the guy shooting him in the head or something.

So the only logical solution is burning random buisnesses and cars people had had nothing to do with the crime own.

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#26 noxboxlive
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*locks doors*

*gets air rifle*

COME AT ME!!!!

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#27 jackrocks123
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[QUOTE="CBR600-RR"]

Basically a guy fired at some armed police, so the police shot back, now those idiots are pissed.

Engrish_Major

People hate return fire.

The bloke who was shot was a drug dealer, linked with a string of feared gangs. this link should help. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2023543/Mark-Duggan-using-gun-shot-dead-police.html

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#28 jackrocks123
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The riotors are saying the police executed the guy shooting him in the head or something.

So the only logical solution is burning random buisnesses and cars people had had nothing to do with the crime own.

Kcube
200 rioting "Youths", of course nothing good will come of this.
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#29 xWoW_Rougex
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This whole thing seems ridiculous, from the little I've read about it. But then again, if you youtube "chavs" I guess it's understandable, these kind of persons are probably the one rioting.

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#30 lowkey254
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The peaceful vigil was ruined by the rioting. I understand that people shouldn't lay down but that doesn't mean mess everything up.

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#31 KC_Hokie
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What's up with Europeans and rioting? The U.S. has a comparable population to Western Europe with a fraction of the riots.
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#32 Chevolutionary
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It's okay, Tottenham probably looks better after the rioting.
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#33 -RocBoys9489-
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Sweet, another excuse to post this song!

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#34 -RocBoys9489-
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What's up with Europeans and rioting? The U.S. has a comparable population to Western Europe with a fraction of the riots.KC_Hokie
Didn't ya know? We only riot when sports teams win or lose!
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[QUOTE="KC_Hokie"]What's up with Europeans and rioting? The U.S. has a comparable population to Western Europe with a fraction of the riots.-RocBoys9489-
Didn't ya know? We only riot when sports teams win or lose!

That happens every few years. Europeans riot after every soccer game. Then have these 'societal' riots or whatever they are.
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#36 yuri19
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as a football fan i find that kind of insulting. Football matches happen every weekend, so where are all these riots you speak of? The 70's and 80's would like their stereotypes back.

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#37 EJ902
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It started after armed police shot a man who was known to them as a criminal (but apparently liked by the community), there was a peaceful protest outside a police station because those people believe the man's killing was unlawful but it escalated. It could seem like the culmination of a lot of tension between the metropolitan police and the poor communities of tottenham but how this has spread around london and outside london (my friend in birmingham says there has been rioting there) adds confusion. It doesn't help that a load of senior police recently resigned and a load of high ranking members of government (prime minister, chancellor, mayor of london) are on holiday, almost seems planned but I doubt any of the people involved could be so smart and cunning. Seems like a load of people causing trouble for the sheer hell of it and the police are overwhelmed by how quickly it escalated and cannot cope. London's seen plenty of stuff like this so I have no doubt it'll come to an end soon but I worry how bad it's going to get
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I was caught up in that mess. I had a couple of goons chase after me. Luckily I managed to hide away they'd never look. The job centre.
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police kill guy.. community pissed off sounds about right
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#40 fl4tlined
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as a football fan i find that kind of insulting. Football matches happen every weekend, so where are all these riots you speak of? The 70's and 80's would like their stereotypes back.

yuri19
lol baseball had its times back then... stuff like 10 cent beer night and disco demolition night were terrible... also 10 cent beer night was one of the dumbest ideas i have ever heard someone come up with
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#41 cjek
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Pretty chaotic right now, I'm trying to keep in contact with the various people I know who near these parts of London. Live news feed for those not in the UK: http://magictv.co/
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#42 -RocBoys9489-
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[QUOTE="yuri19"]

as a football fan i find that kind of insulting. Football matches happen every weekend, so where are all these riots you speak of? The 70's and 80's would like their stereotypes back.

fl4tlined
lol baseball had its times back then... stuff like 10 cent beer night and disco demolition night were terrible... also 10 cent beer night was one of the dumbest ideas i have ever heard someone come up with

10 cent beer night... :lol:
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#43 Morrdecai
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What goes from 0 - 60 mph in 4 seconds? A looter pushing a shopping trolley on Tottenham high street.
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[QUOTE="-RocBoys9489-"] 10 cent beer night... :lol:

Granted, that was in 1974 dollars. So it was really like 18 cent beer night. So, not nearly as cheap as you imagine it.
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#45 hesel
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Didn't realize London police carried guns. Why was the man shot in the first place?

Is that a poor, working class section of London?

VERTIGO47


Normal police don't, only specialist units.
Live video here if anyone wants it: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14449675


Only one year to London 2012, what a nice welcome. :)

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Can people start calling it Tot-nam so it isn't just me?
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#47 fl4tlined
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[QUOTE="fl4tlined"][QUOTE="yuri19"]

as a football fan i find that kind of insulting. Football matches happen every weekend, so where are all these riots you speak of? The 70's and 80's would like their stereotypes back.

-RocBoys9489-

lol baseball had its times back then... stuff like 10 cent beer night and disco demolition night were terrible... also 10 cent beer night was one of the dumbest ideas i have ever heard someone come up with

10 cent beer night... :lol:

bassicly the baseball team sucked preety hard so they came up with idea to bring a crowd by charging only 10 cents for beer its preety much explained what went down through this song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dh2g0TUKgc

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And the worst part is that the police in our country can use pretty much no force at all to stop it, I want to go back to the days when if you were bad in the UK police gave you a smack tround the head with a stick.
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[QUOTE="-RocBoys9489-"][QUOTE="fl4tlined"] lol baseball had its times back then... stuff like 10 cent beer night and disco demolition night were terrible... also 10 cent beer night was one of the dumbest ideas i have ever heard someone come up withfl4tlined

10 cent beer night... :lol:

bassicly the baseball team sucked preety hard so they came up with idea to bring a crowd by charging only 10 cents for beer its preety much explained what went down through this song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dh2g0TUKgc

So that's why beer was so expensive when I went to see WWE monday night raw, :lol:
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#50 spacedog1973
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And the worst part is that the police in our country can use pretty much no force at all to stop it, I want to go back to the days when if you were bad in the UK police gave you a smack tround the head with a stick.V4LENT1NE

Unfortunately they still do that, which is part of the problem..