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Brooms at the ready! Riot Clean-Up Campaign begins

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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 06:29 PM
The London (and UK-wide) riots have sparked a wave of reaction throughout the country and the internet.
Now either the Police literally cannot handle what is going on, or they are sitting back and let it happen, in order to usher in a ramp-up of security here in the UK: military on the streets, greater police powers, curfews, whatever it is 'They' want. And many normal people indeed are calling for the army to come in, branding the 'looters' as evil, and basically venting their anger at what is happening to people's jobs, livelihoods, homes and communities.

But what we really need is peace. Peaceful sentiment outweighs Anti-riot sentiment.

Which is why this campaign, apparently started on twitter by @riotcleanup seems like a step in the right direction for those who don't really know what to do about this, in a peaceful way.

Get your brooms, your dustpans and bin bags and lets show them what the masses want.

edit on 9-8-2011 by markyjayxyz because: tried to embed image and change forum

posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 06:33 PM
I read about that a little earlier and it's such an awesome thing for communities to be doing. Show these thugs that their is complete and utter disrespect for what they are doing and their actions will not bring communities down.

I really feel that these types of people that would participate in these riots would absolutely hate it if people paid them no attention (other that the police of course) and showed unity in cleaning the places up.

Of course vigilante justice would also be damn hard to restrain right now.

I hope this campaign really takes off and is a show of force to the scum bags!

posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 11:19 PM
I think a good punishment for these fools should be cleanup of the areas they destroyed. You can't leave jail until every business has been cleaned and repaired.

posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 11:20 PM
reply to post by afroPunk

Wow omg, sooo enlightening, are you write book soon so i can buy with your endless knowledge, please say yes so i can have throw money at you in nearfuture kthxbye.

posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 11:28 PM
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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 11:29 PM
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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 11:30 PM
Wow, what a pair of clowns above! Thanks for your insightful opinions.

edit: convenient that both of them registered on the same date? I think not. Perhaps should be looked in to.
edit on 9-8-2011 by aaron2209 because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 11:31 PM

Extensive pictures of the "riot cleanup" begin on the 6th post down.

David Grouchy

posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 11:36 PM
Why do you blame the police? I highly doubt they want to adhere to curfews when they are off duty unless you think none of them will be affected by these changes somehow.

posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 11:50 PM
I gave a cheer when I saw them on tv, really sticking it to those mindless thugs and criminals who decided that rioting and looting for no good reason other than "fun". Glad that ordinary people are so disgusted at such behaviour that they decided to help police by taking the mess off the streets while the cops go after the idiots who perpetrated such criminality.

Then there are those who filmed themselves late at night as a sort of vigilante group vowing to help police stop any more thuggery from destroying home, businesses and the like.

Fellow citizens of Britain, I salute you all for not sitting back and letting these villains overwhelm the cops and turn our streets into demilitarised zones. With all the videos and threads calling for revolution and anarchy, THIS is the reason people should stand up, to take back our nations from thugs who have gotten away with criminal behaviour for far too long.

Three cheers also for the police who have arrested hundreds of people since saturday night. Hope they get lengthy jail terms and hard labour rather than comfy cells and the kind of luxuries most normal and law abiding citizens have to work hard to earn.

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