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READ THIS: Panic on the streets of London.

August 9, 2011

From PENNY RED (Orwell Prize Shortlisted Blog, also Warren Ellis is a fan)

I’m huddled in the front room with some shell-shocked friends, watching my city burn. The BBC is interchanging footage of blazing cars and running street battles in Hackney, of police horses lining up in Lewisham, of roiling infernos that were once shops and houses in Croydon and in Peckham. Last night, Enfield, Walthamstow, Brixton and Wood Green were looted; there have been hundreds of arrests and dozens of serious injuries, and it will be a miracle if nobody dies tonight. This is the third consecutive night of rioting in London, and the disorder has now spread to Leeds, Liverpool, Bristol and Birmingham. Politicians and police officers who only hours ago were making stony-faced statements about criminality are now simply begging the young people of Britain’s inner cities to go home. Britain is a tinderbox, and on Friday, somebody lit a match. How the hell did this happen? And what are we going to do now?

READ THE REST AT HER BLOG – http://pennyred.blogspot.com/2011/08/panic-on-streets-of-london.html

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One Comment leave one →
  1. August 10, 2011 9:53 am

    it really was an insightful post

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