Sad. Same goes for burning, looting and hurting people own in their neighborhoods. Will they win in the end? Probably more will be jailed, with the
introducing of more big brother cameras and other forms of control added. Revolution? Sounds more like De Evolution.
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I recall the ROTC riots in Berkeley in 1970. People were peacefully protesting ROTC recruiting on campus.
The police lined up on one side and the protesters on the other. Things began to be thrown over the heads of the protesters from the back of the crowd
and onto the police. We know what happened next of course. The police attacked and the crowd dispersed. The throwers from the back of the crowd took
off running and headed off down the avenue breaking and burning and picking up more youthful bystanders wanting to have a wild time along the way. I
learned some things about revolution that day.
The lad's name is Ashraf Haziq,and he had only just arrived in the UK to study.
There is a page set up by folks who wanted to get donations for him,to show that not all of us Brits are mindless thugs.
Over £4000 has been donated so far,and there is a poll on suggestions of what to do with the money donated,including buying him his stolen items
back,paying for dental care,or getting plane tickets for his family to visit him.
Any extra money raised will go to help the riot hit areas.
Whoever set up the page,a massive "well done!" from me.
And thank you Silcone. Your post rounds out the sad human tale presented above. Hope.
As I watched the video a second time I came to wonder at the other people. The first person did seem to be trying to help at first. And a few others
moved out of his way as he arose. Even after the theft, the first man still seemed to be concerned for the victim.
Most seemed nothing more than spectators. Maybe already nummed down by all the violence of the events. No one attempted to stop the thief, he did seem
to be bigger and walk with more of a tough guy swagger.
I wonder how or if those observers are juxtaposing this moment with the rest of the day.
I am a little confused by what many are perceiving as the so called revolution. I thought this whole mess started because some British Bobbies shot
and killed someone. Then people started protesting it which insued into the spiraling out of control mob rioting we have been seeing. Where are you
guys getting this revolution stuff. If you want to start a revolution then burning the homes and businesses where you freaking live is just asinine!
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