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Home Secretary Theresa May has ruled out bringing in the Army, #riotcleanup shows up anyway

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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 02:09 AM
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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


She says that there are many many brave officers out there.

Just thought I should post this update,
incase anyone is still speculating
that the army will show up.

07:45 local time London.


Irregardless,
in the face of this horror
My heart goes out to all true Brits.


David Grouchy
edit on 10-8-2011 by dbates because: Edited title as requested.




posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 02:24 AM
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Hi, I saw the home sec on sky news 20 mins ago.

I just added this to another thread but I thought I'd bring it here too...

Watching Sky News and they interviewed Theresa May, the Home Sec. she was saying how it's not in the UK policing protocol to use things like water cannons and other means.

She was very adamant that the people get involved to talk others out of rioting.

For those that follow UK politics, this to me sounded like she was trying to sell the "Big Society" idea. Even in these crazy times.

Sky News presenter Eamonn Holmes was actually getting quite wound up. He questioned the home sec about the consequences of the 450 arrested so far, his words were along the lines of,

"what will happen to the ones who were arrested? because most of the country will believe that nothing will happen because you can't fit any more into the jails"

Home sec didn't look like she liked that question and began stuttering on about the people helping the police and blah blah.

I think it's all gone a little scoowally.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 02:29 AM
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bbc radio 4

Just said that [color=gold] "riot cleanup" is trending on Twitter.

Apparently regular people are ready to come out and make a difference.
Is it too soon to hope?
Maybe we will get some helicopter footage of this for a change.


David Grouchy
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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 02:36 AM
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im just waiting for this to happen in the US. seems like there is more and more police beating videos its only a matter of time till another "king beating" riot happens.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 03:04 AM
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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 Grouchy
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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 12:33 PM
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I went to sleep exhausted in the wee hours of the morning.
I wake up and search around to see if anyone turned out for "riot cleanup."

Have a look.


David Grouchy



















bbc / video : London Mayor Boris Johnson carries riot clean-up brush



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 12:39 PM
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The Sun.co.uk / video : VOLUNTEERS cheer passing cops as campaign of Tweets inspires good deeds



The account had 70,223 followers on Twitter by mid-afternoon on Tuesday



Yahoo news: Londoners strike back with 'Operation Riot Clean-up'


So after a slight delay for forensics, the clean up was unleased at 1:00pm London time.

A web site spontaneously sprang up coordinating the efforts,
and people have been adding locations requesting help and turn out.


David Grouchy
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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 12:53 PM
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"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!"



usatoday.com Social media mobilizes riot cleanup


And this from Hispanic Business dot com


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.


HispanicBusiness.com London Riots: Brooms Take Over For Cleanup


David Grouchy



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 01:36 PM
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Hundreds show up, eager to be let into the cordoned off area.


David Grouchy










posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 01:38 PM
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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 Grouchy
edit on 9-8-2011 by davidgrouchy because: (no reason given)


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.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 01:42 PM
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Wonderful images. It's people power at its best. Thank you for posting this.
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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 01:45 PM
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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.




Here is one for Manchester

Manchester Riot Cleanup / Facebook


Here is a generic Facebook page on Riot Clean up

www.facebook.com...


Also more sites can be found by searching twitter for "riot cleanup", "#riotcleanup", and "@riotcleanup"


I haven't been able to nail down a specific central site yet.
The whole thing seems spontaneous and decentralized.


David Grouchy



facebook / post riot clean up: London


wiki / london riots / riot clean ups

Oh and the word "Wombles" seems to be a key search string as well.
Apparently it is something that people in England will recognize from a TV show.
What ever a Womble is, I don't think wearing a fuzzy suit will be required.

Hashtag #riotwombles on Twitter.
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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 01:52 PM
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If a mod reads this thread,
could you please edit the title from
"Home Secretary Theresa May has ruled out bringing in the Army"
to say
"Home Secretary Theresa May rules out Army, #riotcleanup shows up anyway."

Thanks!

David Grouchy



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 01:58 PM
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Huffington Post / Tottenham Riots: Crowdsourcing The London Riot Cleanup


Oh and I found a video of what a Womble is.
Odd creatures. Here's the video.
Though I have to admit I'm all for the bit where they ride in a ballon,
but that's just my Avatar talking.


David Grouchy





posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 02:03 PM
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Someone has stated that this is the first site made,
and the central place for coordinating efforts.
Apparently the server went down earlier,
it's up now though. I hope someone
has chipped in to support the load.

46.183.9.169...


I believe it was created by Artist Dan Thompson


David Grouchy



A screen capture of the current state of their Locations Page
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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 02:13 PM
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storify.com / salma_patel / riot-cleanup

Tons of clean up pictures here,
and the host says the will update it as they come in.


David Grouchy










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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 02:17 PM
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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.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 02:23 PM
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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.




OH MY.

WILL A MOD PLEASE EDIT THE THREAD TITLE.

If a mod reads this thread,
could you please edit the title from
"Home Secretary Theresa May has ruled out bringing in the Army"
to say
"Home Secretary Theresa May rules out Army, #riotcleanup shows up anyway."

I made an alert on this thread over two hours ago.
Hello? Is anyone there?


David Grouchy
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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 02:33 PM
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@riotcleanup has over 81,000 followers already.


David Grouchy



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 03:17 PM
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Londoners riding the underground with their brooms.







Riot clean up Rye-Lane



David Grouchy



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