For the past few days, several towns in my city; London fell victim to riots and looting. IT WAS FUCKING SCARY. Even my own town came under attack by a bunch of criminals. It branched outside of London reaching Birmingham! Wtf?? No longer making it just the London Riot. Several stores and businesses were robbed, places burned down, helicopters and sirens going off endlessly.
It started off in the town of Tottenham, just under 3 miles away from my home town Walthamstow, where people were doing a peaceful protest. Then a man named Mark Duggan was shot dead by a police officer (I'm told that he shot at the police first but the bullet hit their radio) from then the riots started with full force and a bunch of youths fought back at authority. Yet what I don't understand is why it spread beyond this single town. Police were outnumbered and everything got out of hand. A lot of these looters had no shame whatsoever. They stole things like Plasma TV's, shoes/trainers, bags of BASMATI RICE?!?!?
I go to college in Tottenham. -.- it was apparently a dangerous town before...say a couple of people I know. I've never had any problems there myself. However one of the news journalist already quoted it as the 2nd poorest in London. People have lost their homes because someone burned them down.
My hate for our Prime Minister is still the same. He's quite the little twat who doesn't know how to resolve the problem.
People are always going to blame him ever since he took control of this country. People believe he is singling out the youth by taking away certain funds and allowing fees for University to sore as high as £9000 a year, not to mention to take away things like benefits from the elderly, people out of work (unable to work) job seekers and students. He believes that students don't even need these specific funds (you get them per week for costs towards things like travel, study equipment etc.) I doubt he can tell that the small majority of youths involved in these criminal activity does NOT mean that we the "youths" are all criminals too.
Everyone I know seem to want the ARMY to come in fix the situation urgh, this is stupid and DEPRESSING that all of it had to happen.
Currently there have been no threats reported in my town. There is just too much to even write about on this subject.
There are several facebook "Like" pages trying to lighten peoples mood on the events lol...like "Looting your gal some fresh weave because you think she's the one" or "Not rioting in London because you're a decent fucking citizen"...ah's I refused to sleep at one point ==