So i decided to take my bike for a ride around Hackney...
I started out on Kingsland Road which is about a 10 minute bike ride away from Hackney Central, where the police cars were attacked under the rail
I cycled through Dalston, came up and around Ridley Market, down Queensbridge Road, Up through London Fields Park and in to the heart of where the
What i saw...
Not one broken bottle..One burnt vehicle, One burnt shop or building, No Litter...
To be honest i was expecting to see scenes of devistation.
I don't know if the community got together in the morning, seeing as i was already on my bike by 9am..
Or if the scenes of the main stream media were doctored or over hyped but it seemed like a normal day out in Hackney...
The only obvious evidence of looting were that i noticed a number of shop fronts had borded up their front windows with wooden panals. Saying this
there were far far fewer shops with wooden panals than i was expecting to see..
I am not saying things did not get completley out of hand but on seeing the main hotspots around Hackney this morning any person sleeping through the
riots over the past 3 days would simply be none the wiser walking through Hackney today.
This implies one of two things, either the media spun an incredible story or the community spirit within Hackney is something to be admired...
I would suggest the latter.
I am 100% that there will be absoloutly no repeat of last nite...and if so it will be just one or two very small localised incidents.. I can safely
say this because i know the mentality of street gangs and youths in the area..
They have exhumed their frustrations and negative energies...It's over.
edit on 9-8-2011 by nakiannunaki because: (no reason given)