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The Home Secretary Theresa May has ruled out bringing in the Army to deal with disturbances in England's major cities, saying "the way we police in the UK is by consent".
bbc.uk / video
The account had 70,223 followers on Twitter by mid-afternoon on Tuesday
"I was sitting at home following the #londonriots hashtag — then I saw #riotcleanup start to appear. I am not in London, but wanted to do something. Near enough simultaneously, I registered riotcleanup.co.uk as someone else got the Twitter account @riotcleanup going. Then, I just knocked something together as fast as possible and uploaded it!"
The words #riotcleanup and #londoncleanup will soon replace #londonriots in the trending list on Twitter as people begin to confront rioters with brooms -- a symbol that will represent a stance for peace.
Originally posted by davidgrouchy
19 years after the Watts riots in Los Angeles,
Watts neighborhood was still bad and poor, maybe worse.
40 years after the Watts riots,
the neighborhood is definitely worse.
I can't stress how important it is for mature Brits,
to overcome fear and join the #riotcleanup in force.
/this is just an opinion and I'll shut up about it now.
David Grouchyedit on 9-8-2011 by davidgrouchy because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by wcitizen
I'm not from the area but I will gladly to go help the clean up....details of a point of contact would be welcome.
Originally posted by spooky1973
Bring in what army!!?? our armed forces are so streched!! even the TA(territorial army) is is practically fully deployed around the world,i love to know where this army is>??? and what would that do british yobs V british Army.
Crazy sad days.