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Originally posted by mr-lizard
Firebombs thrown in Hackney according to Sky news, also reports of a petrol station has been attacked.
Cars on fire in Peckham, Lewisham.
Rioters getting close to Tooting.
Originally posted by 140BPM
Some of these kids are in FEAR because of Terrorism and the threat to this country.
Yes your post was lovely, but do one thing, KEEP IT REAL instead of trying to coat it with sugar and make things look sweeter than what they are.
Originally posted by SecretFace
These people get everything free, now I don't know what you get in America, but these people get the following.
Access to free education up to and including colleage
Access to free Health Care
Access to free school dinners
Access to unemployment benefits
If living in Council accomadation, which they all do, it's all free, everything!.
Access to heavily reduced social activities such as gyms
Access to Open University course, all paid for, in order to gain degrees etc.
If they are foreign nationals (PRIORITY TO BRITISH COUNCIL HOUSING GOES TO THEM)
Does this sound like a hard done by community? Does this sound like a hard life?
If they have many kids and don't declare the partner living there, they can get £1500+ take home a month, thants not including bills, as they have none!
Does that sound like a hard life?
1900: Burning car in Lewisham:
1858: Romford station is reportedly open now but police are still maintaining a heavy presence in the area.
1857: Tesco Express & petrol station in New Barnet are on fire, apparently. Other than that Barnet seems to be quiet.
1855: Trains non-stopping Peckham Rye station. Looking for Barnet updates now, not much heard from there … 1854: Reports from Mitcham/Colliers Wood area that the Tandem Centre and Sainsbury’s have both closed. 1852: Burnt out bus in Peckham now:
Originally posted by jude11
These punks have gone past the point of protest to mob rule for entertainment.
Legitimate protests are not about looting and destroying small businesses or throwing gas bombs on the passing cars of fellow citizens. I'll bet that most don't even know the real reason for the original uprising but are just seeing an opportunity to smash and grab.
How is stealing a TV or food from a grocery store owned by a small business man justified as fighting the system? It only creates dissension among those that should be standing together and weakens the message along with discrediting the messengers when it comes time to fight the REAL fight.
I'm all for the rally against the elites but not against my neighbor in the same boat.
edit on 7-8-2011 by jude11 because: (no reason given)