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    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2011
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    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2011
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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2011
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    When I heard about this, I came straight to Whitechapel for the straight dope...it's like my very own nerd Al-Jazeera.
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    This might be a good time to point out that there is a Whitechapel chat room where this is being discussed.

    irc.mibbit.net #whitechapel

    Or click this link.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2011
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      CommentAuthorEd Jackson
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2011
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    Silly bastards. Burn down the bits where the rich cunts live, not your own bloody highstreets.
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    Best tweet of the night so far:

    Turkish and Asian groups have stood up to & chased off rioters. Bloody immigrants. Coming over here, defending our boroughs & communities


    (source)
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    Spoke to my brother who lives down the Road in Brixton. He says that this morning, most of the Windows round by the tube station were put in and that there's nothing left of the footlocker and not much left of the JD sports (seems they targeted the sports gear). the area was cordoned off. He did try to get me a pair of trainers, but they were only in size 8.

    His girlfriend decided to work at home today. Luckily there are no large shops near where they live so they think they'll be ok.

    God i hope Whitechapel doesn't get hit. If they burn down the Ten Bells, where are we gong to meet up?

    @Ed Jackson
    It would be nice to see that, but the minute they set foot into Belgravia/Kensington/Chelsea, then they will get crushed like insects.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2011
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    There were rumours of an organised gathering in Oxford Circus, but I don't think anything's come of it.
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      CommentAuthorOsmosis
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2011
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    Off to bed. This is over-preparedness, I know, but I've just put together, for real for the first time in my life, a bug-out bag. Hope I won't need it. Good luck to all staying up and around.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2011 edited
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    Just seen a tweet from my friend Zöe Howe saying that people get stuck in Camden (where there are signs of it kicking off), then there is a lock in at the Roundhouse....

    But of course that could be bull...

    Edit - No it's confirmed (by the guardian). Upper Camden and Chalk Farm is kicking off.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2011
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    Any fucking excuse.

    I've heard the Electric Ballroom has been fucked up though. If it goes further in Camden, I suspect what'll happen is that the Asian owned shops on the high street will be attacked, but the market and pubs and tattooists will be extremely well defended.
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    @iceland bob
    my friend is stuck in the roundhouse...
    worried about some people i care about in hackney too, particularly as im close by in stratford but unable to get to them. happily that lady seems to have got the situation in hand, she is excellent
    • CommentAuthorEvJ
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2011
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    Two tweets in a row from earlier tonight:

    "youths seen heading up essex road, on bikes, masked up heading up to Dalston... stay safe"

    And minutes later:

    "Things have calmed down in Dalston due to heroic mobs of Turkish men standing guard down highstreet"


    Wonderful.
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    friend of mine in ealing has had to evacuate her flat, the shop underneath has been looted and set on fire...

    and yeah, they're not protesting anything, they're just rioting/looting. the first hour or so of the peacful demonstration on saturday meant something. but that was hijacked by idiots and it's spiraled from there.
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    google map of locations of incidents.

    it's an upsetting image...
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    Silly bastards. Burn down the bits where the rich cunts live, not your own bloody highstreets.


    That's the problem with riots, lack of planning.
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2011
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    @andre - the protest vs. riot thing is a bit troubling, yes. There's some sort of consensus that the whole thing was sparked by a police shooting but if it was ever closely related to that, the overwhelming anarchy and looting seem to put it out of the realm of political activism.

    I guess the commentators' distrust of authority leads them to side with anyone who is also anti-authority, even if their signal defiance is to rob X-Box accessories and post about it on Facebook. Dickheads.
    • CommentAuthorDC
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2011 edited
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    @256-it's not only that but there's also a rumor (?) that a 16 year old girl was beaten up by the police that sparked the riot on the first day of protests against the police action. After that it's pure vandalism.
    Edit for small typo.
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2011
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    Without wanting to do a typically me bleeding-heart-liberal switcharound to the point that nobody is to blame for anything... One does not get to the point that people value looted trainers and the sound of breaking glass more highly than a civil society without that society being somewhat fucked up. Or perhaps just not perfect. I don't know.

    Burning down pubs is just absolutely beyond the pale, though.

    @DC - cheers for the info, hadn't heard that.
    Have been following this almost exclusively thru Twitter/web, which is really good for being up-to-the-minute, but less so for The Whole Story.

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