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I'm not sure what videos everyone else watched but given the ethnic make up of the area you're being deceptive to suggest the turn out was slanted in race.
Of course most people are going to be non-white when most the area is non-white, that's a given. However, there were plenty of white and jewish people present.
You can tell from the thread which people are familiar with Tottenham and which people aren't. A hugely multi-ethnic area with a huge amount of non-whites and therefore that's reflected in the turnout.
When the Irish fight the police do black people come out and say "Herp derp derp, no surprise that it's all white people fighting the police, where are the Africans?" No, because that would be stupid, as obviously it's just a reflection of area demographics. But I suppose logic and reason aren't a good fit with racism.
Originally posted by blupblup
reply to post by woodwardjnr
Yeah I reported it too....
I think ATS has turned into a haven for racists and bigots.... It's been steadily growing for a few years.
Originally posted by tarifa37
Just watching sky news loads of people running from the police including quite a few orthodox jews in their full black traditional suits. I am surprised such religious men would get caught up in this awful violence. Edit to add they just showed the clip again and there was about thirty of them running as fast as they could away from the police then regrouping some talking on phones.edit on 7-8-2011 by tarifa37 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Firefly_
reply to post by Revolution9
I have a feeling we are descending into civil war, and it will not be a war of clear sides, but everyone for themselves. Gangs vs other gangs, muslims vs the rest of us, neighbours vs neighbours. Society is barely functional, especially in the cities, with law and order (relatively) intact. When that barrier is broken, all hell will literally break loose. The UK is full of animals.
Originally posted by almeister 5000
Why does everyone seem to be condoning this? A criminal was shooting at the police, the police shot him. How are the police the bad guys in this?
I honestly do not know why there is this hatred of the police, I can't speak for any other country other than the UK but I have never had a problem with them, any times I have been questioned (twice for fitting a discription and once for looking suspicious for hanging around the doors of my block of flats). I always was co operative because at least they are doing their job. I would rather have police question someone looking suspicious than turn a blind eye and risk it.
Well not everyone condoning it, but a lot of people seem ok, I was a bit hastey to jump to that conclusion of people condoning the actsedit on 7-8-2011 by almeister 5000 because: On reflection, too hasty to make assumptions
Originally posted by NadaCambia
It's all these EDL and racist types who think there's some left wing conspiracy so come to conspiracy sites like this and ruin it with their bigotry and hatred.
It's funny but it's sad. These people only see race when someone from a race other than there own does something. When some white person or collective group of white people do something race doesn't even register. When protests of largely white people turn violent these racists don't see it as white people running amok, no they make distinctions for their own race - Commies, hippies, anarchists - But certainly not "white people".
Furthermore half these people are kidding themselves. I saw plenty of white kids.
The events of the day were dominated by two deaths. The first was that of Cynthia Jarrett, an African-Caribbean woman who died the previous day during a police search of her home. It was one of the main triggers of the riot in a context where tension between local black youth and the largely white Metropolitan Police was already high due to a combination of local issues and the aftermath of another riot which had occurred in the Brixton area of London the previous week following the shooting of another black woman during another police search. The second death was that of PC Keith Blakelock, the first police officer since 1833 to be killed in a riot in Britain.
The three Handsworth Riots occurred in the Handsworth suburb of Birmingham, England, during the summers of 1981, 1985 and 1991. The riots were allegedly caused by heavy-handed policing and drug-related problems in the suburb, fueled by a nationwide wave of uprisings in the wake of the 1981 Brixton riot