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Re: OT: "Arab Spring" comes to UK

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____/ Homer on Wednesday 10 Aug 2011 00:44 : \____

> The inevitable consequence of corruption and poverty:
> [quote]
> Widespread rioting, including public disturbances, looting, arson
> attacks, burglary and robbery, is ongoing in some cities and towns in
> England. The rioting began on 6 August 2011 in Tottenham, North London;
> other riots then occurred elsewhere in London and in some other areas of
> England. The events followed the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man,
> Mark Duggan, by officers of the Metropolitan Police Service.
> A march by about 200 people in Tottenham became violent and descended
> into rioting. In the following days, disturbances occurred in other
> areas of the city, including Wood Green, Enfield Town, Ponders End and
> Brixton. Vandalism, arson, looting and violent disorder were also
> reported in several boroughs of London, extending as far south as
> Croydon. At least 111 police officers were injured. On 8 August 2011,
> rioting and looting occurred in Birmingham, Liverpool, Nottingham,
> Bristol and Medway.
> ...
> Various opinions have been expressed in the press and elsewhere,
> suggesting possible contributory factors to the unrest; these include
> the following:
>     Fatal shooting of a suspect by the police
>     Local tensions with police
>     Criminal opportunism
>     Recreational violence
>     High unemployment and cuts in public services
>     Economic crisis
>     Poverty; the growing gap between rich and poor
>     Lowest social mobility in the developed world
>     The Chief Constable of the West Midlands Police force is reported to
>       have characterised the behaviour of rioters in Birmingham as being
>       motivated by greed, not anger.
> [/quote]
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_London_riots
> Live coverage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14449675

A couple of friends and I went to city centre for
two hours yesterday (6-8) to see what was going
on. We left when s* hit the fan and minutes 
later some shops were ablaze. In the page
above they say nothing about Manchester
being among the victims of this barbarism.

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