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09 August 2011 @ 10:20 pm
Rumors of riots/violence in my area now but so far haven't seen anything to back that up - fingers crossed it stays that way. These riots are insane. It's not adults - it's kids! Between the ages of 11-20 who are rioting/looting/setting fire to buildings across the country. Apparently, i'm in the safest town in England (no idea how that became a fact considering the amount of violence we get here at the weekend) but hopefully it won't kick off here.

Thoughts are with all of those innocent people where rioting is taking place; Tottenham, Ealing, Wolverhampton, Manchester, Birmingham, West Brom, Croydon, Peckham, Southport, Leicester, Nottingham and countless other places xxxx
Current Mood: grumpygrumpy
Current Music: born this way - lady gaga
Lauraitisabigdeal on August 10th, 2011 10:54 am (UTC)
What are they rioting against anyway? I mean, 50% probably don't even have a reason and just just in "the fun" but what started this? Did they cut costs for studying support or something?
peculiargroovepeculiargroove on August 10th, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)
A gangster was shot dead by police in London. There was a peaceful protest in Tottenham (the family saying he shouldn't have been shot as he wasn't armed). But when the family walked away at the end of the day, troublemakers started exploiting the situation. Basically the riots are for no reason whatsoever. About 95% of the rioters are kids between the ages of 11-22 - some claim they are rioting/looting because they feel they have no "future" but it's pretty clear from what i've seen they are just there for "fun" and to loot as much as possible. No real polictical motivation for it all - just kids out past their bed times. Luckily, no riots tonight as far as i know.
Lauraitisabigdeal on August 11th, 2011 02:35 pm (UTC)
I've been busy with exams, so I couldn't follow this shit as closely as I wanted but that's what I heard. Rioting and protesting but no signs whatsoever. Just being ggressive and stupid. Oh boy. I sure hope it's the end of it.
peculiargroove: christinabluepeculiargroove on August 11th, 2011 09:23 pm (UTC)
How are your exams going?
Well no rioting since tuesday so looks like it's over. I guess the weekend will be the test though.
Lauraitisabigdeal on August 11th, 2011 09:51 pm (UTC)
As of today, I'm done with my exams for this semester, yay.

Yeah, crossing my fingers for the weekend.
peculiargroove: coloursofthewindpeculiargroove on August 11th, 2011 10:24 pm (UTC)
Yay! Well I hope you get the results you want :)
Katkindness_says on August 10th, 2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
Ugh. Glad you're okay...
peculiargroovepeculiargroove on August 10th, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Luckily no riots so far tonight - it's raining - that seems to have put them off, hopefully the momentum will die down now. Bit of trouble in Eltham but nothing major. Fingers crossed that's the end of it!