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Old 08-10-2011, 10:30 AM
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Default Riot in London?

So I've been reading a lot of articles about a Riot in Manchester, but I don't seam to have seen any about the cause, I mean what happened exactly?
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:30 AM
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Some people are saying it's about one of the police shooting a civillian, but others are saying that there isn't a reason behind it. I don't think anyone actually knows what the riots are actually about.
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:39 AM
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How can the police shoot a civilian when they are unarmed? O.o
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How can the police shoot a civilian when they are unarmed? O.o
They were armed police. They were following some guy who was a known drug abuser and stuff, getting ready to arrest him. Apparently, he attempted to shoot at the police, so they open fired back and shot him. That's what they allegedly started out as.

Now, it's just people jumping on the bandwagon.
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:14 PM
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Hm. They act like it is the first time a police officer anywhere had killed a person. *sighs and puts top hat on* Now. If you excuse me. I must go and make an important business deal with the local hot dog manufacturers.
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:37 PM
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The greater root of the violence is (reportedly) the fact that a lot of young English people don't have any prospects due to the global economic recession. So they're mad.
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They were armed police. They were following some guy who was a known drug abuser and stuff, getting ready to arrest him. Apparently, he attempted to shoot at the police, so they open fired back and shot him. That's what they allegedly started out as.

Now, it's just people jumping on the bandwagon.
But if he was shotting at the police then I don't get why people would got so pissed off?
Has the police in London never had to shoot anyone or?

Also if anyones is taking part in these riots, I desperately need a new phone and a ipod, wouldn't hurt to have both in one.. ;D <------(I'M kidding with the statement in front!!, but it is true that I don't have a Ipod and my phone is falling apart xD)

Also, I heard some girls saying in a interview that they were getting revenges on the rich.. Hello wtf is wrong with them, not all store owners are rich, a local business owner is not rich, he uses the money made by the store to run it and if he is lucky he gets a minimal - to medium paycheck at the end of the month if the store can afford it.

It must be a bliss to be that stupid, and if they wanted to trash stores of rich peoples they should have targeted out apple stores and those multi corporate international tech selling stores..

Anyway I see no purpose in going all berserk over a gun shot on a man that was shooting at police (if that is the case), a peaceful protest is fine with me, a heated protest is ok, but a full blown riot, that's just stupid (Unless your there and there is unmugged apple store next to you, then it seams like a good idea in the heat of the moment but isn't)
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It's not just Manchester, they're all over the country. It's mental, though I (thankfully) don't live near where the riots are happening.
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But if he was shotting at the police then I don't get why people would got so pissed off?
Has the police in London never had to shoot anyone or?

Also if anyones is taking part in these riots, I desperately need a new phone and a ipod, wouldn't hurt to have both in one.. ;D <------(I'M kidding with the statement in front!!, but it is true that I don't have a Ipod and my phone is falling apart xD)

Also, I heard some girls saying in a interview that they were getting revenges on the rich.. Hello wtf is wrong with them, not all store owners are rich, a local business owner is not rich, he uses the money made by the store to run it and if he is lucky he gets a minimal - to medium paycheck at the end of the month if the store can afford it.

It must be a bliss to be that stupid, and if they wanted to trash stores of rich peoples they should have targeted out apple stores and those multi corporate international tech selling stores..

Anyway I see no purpose in going all berserk over a gun shot on a man that was shooting at police (if that is the case), a peaceful protest is fine with me, a heated protest is ok, but a full blown riot, that's just stupid (Unless your there and there is unmugged apple store next to you, then it seams like a good idea in the heat of the moment but isn't)
Well, the fact of the matter is, English society makes it harder to become rich and powerful if you were born poor. Their class system is still quite strong.

Gimme a high five if this song fits what is happening in England atm.

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This fits it better.
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I can't watch it because of stupid copyright laws. :sadface:
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I'm really the one who thought of this one?

And yes, they're all a bunch of psychotic nutters.
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But if he was shotting at the police then I don't get why people would got so pissed off?
Has the police in London never had to shoot anyone or?
It's only an allegation. Evidence coming out seems to say that the man was unarmed, as far as I know.

Anyway, they're dying down now. Seems the rioters have finally gotten a sense of the reality of the whole situation. We really don't need rioters a year before we host the Olympics.
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