London riots: Violence erupts for third day

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Aug 8, 2011
  1. ShawnTRods
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    Riot police have again been deployed to the streets of London as violence broke out for a third day running.

    Cars were set on fire in Lewisham and a bus and shop were set ablaze in Peckham. A large furniture shop in Croydon is also well alight.

    In Hackney, police have sealed off part of Mare Street after youths smashed police car windows.

    The trouble flared after a man was stopped in Hackney and searched by police but nothing was found.

    There were also fears trouble may spread further afield as police in riot gear were deployed in Birmingham city centre after scores of youths rampaged through the shopping area, smashing windows.

    The fresh violence prompted Acting Scotland Yard Commissioner Tim Godwin to called on parents to contact their children and urged the public to clear London's streets.

    Up to 200 police officers in riot gear are in the Hackney area and are clashing with youths, who have tried to set fire to vehicles.

    Groups of people began attacking the police in Hackney at about 16:20 BST, throwing rocks and a bin at officers.

    Police cars were also smashed by youths armed with wooden poles and metal bars.

    Looters also smashed their way into shops, including a JD Sports store, before being dispersed by police.

    Planks of wood taken from a lorry were then hurled towards lines of riot officers.

    Violence has broken out in Peckham, south London, where a shop and a bus have been set on fire.

    In nearby Lewisham, a number of vehicles and a trail of bins on fire. [/p][​IMG] Source

    I just heard from my friends, some areas in Eastham, Barking and Ilford has been closed down as stuff started going on..

    Pretty bad situation. Public and private transports narrowing down.

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    So why are they rioting?
     
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    This is worse than what was here afew months back. Guess people just can't live in peace, can they? 'Tards. As far as I'm aware it was because of some 29 yr old being killed or something??

    I like how in every riot there is a grey track suit hooded guy.
     
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    Someone got shot by the police the other day, so now people are using it to just generally be scum and also playing the poverty/lack of opportunities card.
     
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    Someone got shot the other day.
    Serious situation dude.

    I just heard shops are being smashed in East Ham.
    Underground/Subways are closed.

    Bethnal green area isnt looking too good either.

    Croydon is in pretty bad situation.
     
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    Keeping news aside, are you in a safe place T?
     
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    eh i read this on my yahoo homepage today.. they point it on blackberry messenger app for police to cant track messages as an excuse to not control shit
     
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    I live not too far from Ilford bro.
    Didnt see many cars on the street.
    But I am safe at home [​IMG]!
     
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    This is all just opportunistic criminality from a bunch of thugs and criminals.
     
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    Just heard from my dads friend.. his shop near Mile End Underground station got smashed and set on fire.

    this is just ridiculous [​IMG]
     
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    Also I should add that I have a feeling that if this doesn't calm down very soon we will see curfews/martial law and possibly the army on the streets to maintain order.
     
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    A lot of the shops around here had there shutters down when I was out earlier. Nothing happening around here though, hopefully stays that way.
     
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    As long as a temper is safe [​IMG]

    This year has been a riot marathon.

    If they bring out the Curfew ideas and Army on streets, it'll become the same as here. :wtf: Well atleast now there's no more curfew, just Police checkpoints [​IMG]
     
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    Police took some beating down at Tottenham yesterday.
    Also, yes.. not gonna stop anytime soon. Public transport is temp. down in most areas.
     
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    Just an excuse for thugs and chavs to act like thugs and chavs... [​IMG]
     
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    I heard even down at Chelsea its not looking too good.

    The way its going, its just spreading wider and not stopping anytime soon.

    edit: Clapham, Dalston etc. Shops being smashed.
     
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    There aren't enough police around that are able to deal with this, which is the main problem. Trouble randomly flares up in unconnected areas and they have been moving the police around to deal with things as and when they happened. Apparently when Clapham Junction was being set on fire by 200 people earlier there were no police available to respond. So yeah I think the army may well be the only option soon.
     
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    Well, this is just all the sudden. But I have to agree, at the rate its going, the police force may not be strong enough to hold them back in all areas.

    Follow live on BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14449675

    Croydon: Shopping mall and buildings on fire.
     
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    I'm pretty much right in the middle of it then (leytonstone). Got Tottenham a bit up from me, ilford over to the right and hackney to the left [​IMG]. Hope it doesn't spread over this way [​IMG]
     
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    Dont know why Birmingham is rioting, nowhere near London!! I'm outside of Birmingham in Nottingham which is famous for having riots, gun crime and knife crime. Yet nothing here?
     

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