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Old 08-11-2011, 08:44 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The UK mainland do not even use water cannons in the events of riots and as you're aware we do not allow the general public to use arms. If the riots got much, much worse we'd use the army to maintain the peace.

Though currently the riots are dying down, as far as I know there were no major riots that took place last night (10.08.11)
just a minor conflict or two. These riots took place in the Capital and some other major cities that have largely deprived areas.
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Deprived or not they did not have the right to riot, pillage, and destroy like they did.

People are stupid. They do stuff like this because they want to lash out "because they are poor" and all that BS, but in the end it just makes life that much harder on them: shops will raise prices to recoup losses, law enforcement will be cracking down more, etc.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:10 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Exactly, that's the general view on the events from the public and the government. I am definitely not saying that it's fine to do so as the areas affected were 'less well off' areas.
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It is nice to see the public has steped up also to help clean up.

I seen 1 report that a mother joked that she'd wish someone would tweet her son that, when he's done he should come home and clean his room.
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Yeah I've seen that going on, members of the community have helped clean up, found an article here.

I also heard though, that some anti-rioting groups tried to protect their highstreets and local areas by making human walls and the like. Kinda' weird and I'm not really sure that helped though...
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Yha the English Defence League, has said they'd protect their cities.
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Yha the English Defence League, has said they'd protect their cities.
I hope that it doesn't escalate once more though from this.

A quite amusing article about the anti-riots campaign turned up a while ago that is Operation Cup of Tea.
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