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Last posted Aug 10, 2011 at 10:07PM EDT. Added Aug 08, 2011 at 09:08PM EDT
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Sees second image

Wow those guys have to be really strong to just throw entire missiles at the police.

Aug 08, 2011 at 09:09PM EDT
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Suiseiseki     wrote:

Sees second image

Wow those guys have to be really strong to just throw entire missiles at the police.

missile
noun
°An object intended to be launched into the air at a target.

Apparently that last image I posted was an abbey, several centuries old, being burned to the ground by rioters. Waltham Abbey I was told. But I could be wrong, since I am not the one watching this on the news (being told updates by a Scottish friend).

Aug 08, 2011 at 09:14PM EDT
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Sad thing is that all those rioters are just there for the violence. It was originally a protest march for the 29 year old civilian, Mark Duggan, who was fatally shot by officers of the Metropolitan Police Service.

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Aug 08, 2011 at 09:22PM EDT
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This is really intense. They even bring in the hounds.

Aug 08, 2011 at 09:27PM EDT
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Yeah, just turned on BBC and saw a building totally enguled in flame.
I also heard there are some mumurs that apperently there are some people trying to organise a riot in Dublin for the 12th, no word on if there is any reason behind it, if its anything to do with the IMF seems abit odd since they have somewhat faded from the limelight in recent times.

There was also apperently a peaceful protest before this, which may of became violent and just snowballed as a riot.

And I am oddly reminded of V for Vendetta.

Aug 08, 2011 at 09:38PM EDT
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London Eye engulfed in flames:

edit: Mister_J reports that this may be photoshopped.

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Aug 08, 2011 at 09:40PM EDT
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My face at the rioters:

But seriously, I thought UK was better than this… Respect meter slashed by 60%.

Aug 08, 2011 at 09:44PM EDT
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Syndic wrote:

London Eye engulfed in flames:

edit: Mister_J reports that this may be photoshopped.

There is nothing about in on BBC, I’d of thought they’d be all over this if it was true.

Aug 08, 2011 at 09:45PM EDT
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RainbowWizard wrote:

Yeah, just turned on BBC and saw a building totally enguled in flame.
I also heard there are some mumurs that apperently there are some people trying to organise a riot in Dublin for the 12th, no word on if there is any reason behind it, if its anything to do with the IMF seems abit odd since they have somewhat faded from the limelight in recent times.

There was also apperently a peaceful protest before this, which may of became violent and just snowballed as a riot.

And I am oddly reminded of V for Vendetta.

I’m oddly reminded of the L.A. riots.
what started as a hatred toward the police turned into a free for all shoplifting spree.

Aug 08, 2011 at 09:45PM EDT
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A man with gunshot wounds was just found.

And the original prostest was for a boy who got shot.

Those rioters lost all reasoning.

Aug 08, 2011 at 09:45PM EDT
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Derpy Vazquez wrote:

I’m oddly reminded of the L.A. riots.
what started as a hatred toward the police turned into a free for all shoplifting spree.

Just to clarify, I am not comparing these riots to the end of V for Vendetta, where the people are (as we known from reading the book) in the right, it may just be the fact that this has gone down in England.

Edit: further clarification, I don’t actually think you may of misunderstood me, I just noticed myself that it could do with clarification.

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Aug 08, 2011 at 09:48PM EDT
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Syndic wrote:

London Eye engulfed in flames:

edit: Mister_J reports that this may be photoshopped.

The original pic:

Look at the pixels. you can tell it was shopped from them.

Aug 08, 2011 at 09:56PM EDT
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Anako wrote:

Breaking news! Big Ben on fire!

Confirmed, they just had this image on BBC.

Aug 08, 2011 at 10:03PM EDT
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England is awesome, I can’t remember the last time we had riots like this in the states. If people are being hurt, however, this situation could turn messy. I know who we can call.

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Aug 08, 2011 at 10:05PM EDT
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RainbowWizard wrote:

Just to clarify, I am not comparing these riots to the end of V for Vendetta, where the people are (as we known from reading the book) in the right, it may just be the fact that this has gone down in England.

Edit: further clarification, I don’t actually think you may of misunderstood me, I just noticed myself that it could do with clarification.

Just to clarify, I wasn’t talkin shit it really does remind me of the L.A. riots. I live not that far from the epicenter and it was pretty scary. People where defending there own businesses from looters up on the roofs with guns. We were scared to go out. Not a fun time.

Aug 08, 2011 at 10:07PM EDT
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Fridge wrote:

England is awesome, I can’t remember the last time we had riots like this in the states. If people are being hurt, however, this situation could turn messy. I know who we can call.

Aug 08, 2011 at 10:08PM EDT
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Is it ironic that I got the error page with Disaster Girl and the house on fire in the background when I refreshed the thread?

Aug 08, 2011 at 10:12PM EDT
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If you’re gonna shop something,

Put some effort into it.

Aug 08, 2011 at 10:14PM EDT
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Derpy Vazquez wrote:

Just to clarify, I wasn’t talkin shit it really does remind me of the L.A. riots. I live not that far from the epicenter and it was pretty scary. People where defending there own businesses from looters up on the roofs with guns. We were scared to go out. Not a fun time.

Request for clarification, do you mean to say I was talking shit?

All I was saying it reminded me fo V for Vendetta, I didn’t mean to offend you with my rather odd recollection.

Aug 08, 2011 at 10:18PM EDT
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Syndic wrote:

If you’re gonna shop something,

Put some effort into it.

Oh you, that’s from V for Vendetta!

Aug 08, 2011 at 10:35PM EDT
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Doc wrote:

Oh you, that’s from V for Vendetta!

Yeah! And they put effort into it.

Aug 08, 2011 at 10:40PM EDT
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I’m starting to think that if the rioting doesn’t stop here, the world’s going to collapse.

Aug 08, 2011 at 10:40PM EDT
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I liked that movie.
Although I hope the ending never happens in real life.

Aug 08, 2011 at 10:41PM EDT
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We should go over there, kick them REALLY hard in the bad teeth, and tell them to stop. That might work.

Aug 09, 2011 at 03:24AM EDT

Anako wrote:

This is really intense. They even bring in the hounds.

“When I saw all the niggers rioting on Tottenham high street I knew I had to find somewhere safe to hide where they wouldn’t go.

I hid in the job centre."
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Aug 09, 2011 at 04:50AM EDT
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Someone needs to get some ponies over there stat. We just have to love and tolerate each other, guys.

Aug 09, 2011 at 05:33AM EDT
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This isn’t anything new. I bet there’s been more riots and revolts in Britain than anywhere else! Oh yeah and some guy’s been found with gunshot wounds. He went to hospital but is now dead. I stayed up last night just to watch it all unfold on BBC. Pretty exciting, but still dead serious.
Some people will just blame the chavs.

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Aug 09, 2011 at 11:57AM EDT
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It seems that Vancouver kid isn’t alone:

Aug 09, 2011 at 11:57AM EDT
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Dinner wrote:

This isn’t anything new. I bet there’s been more riots and revolts in Britain than anywhere else! Oh yeah and some guy’s been found with gunshot wounds. He went to hospital but is now dead. I stayed up last night just to watch it all unfold on BBC. Pretty exciting, but still dead serious.
Some people will just blame the chavs.

dead serious

Pfffftchmfftch…

Aug 09, 2011 at 11:59AM EDT
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Cale wrote:

It seems that Vancouver kid isn’t alone:

Aug 09, 2011 at 12:19PM EDT
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Dinner wrote:

This isn’t anything new. I bet there’s been more riots and revolts in Britain than anywhere else! Oh yeah and some guy’s been found with gunshot wounds. He went to hospital but is now dead. I stayed up last night just to watch it all unfold on BBC. Pretty exciting, but still dead serious.
Some people will just blame the chavs.

Greece begs to differ.

Aug 09, 2011 at 12:26PM EDT
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Anako wrote:

Greece begs to differ.

Greece? Amateurs!

Aug 09, 2011 at 12:30PM EDT
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Know what’s interesting? Many rioters compared themselves to the underpriviledged and downtrodden youths of middle east asian countries. They even wrote a letter to these countries. One man who they wrote to even replied with “I am sorry but you do not loot to object the murder of a young man, you are using his murder.”

The police can’t heavily retaliate, because they’ll be accused of brutality. And these kids call themselves downtrodden…well it was they who chose to skip school and not work to get good grades.

I live in the north east. I just hope things don’t spread up here, and I hope my friends down south are alright.

Aug 09, 2011 at 01:19PM EDT
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Some updates:

  • The police force in London will be increased from 6,000 to 16,000 officers tonight.
  • 111 Police and their dogs were injured.
    • 563 people arrested; numbers still climbing.

Source: BBC

Last edited Aug 09, 2011 at 01:32PM EDT
Aug 09, 2011 at 01:19PM EDT
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CjayS wrote:

Know what’s interesting? Many rioters compared themselves to the underpriviledged and downtrodden youths of middle east asian countries. They even wrote a letter to these countries. One man who they wrote to even replied with “I am sorry but you do not loot to object the murder of a young man, you are using his murder.”

The police can’t heavily retaliate, because they’ll be accused of brutality. And these kids call themselves downtrodden…well it was they who chose to skip school and not work to get good grades.

I live in the north east. I just hope things don’t spread up here, and I hope my friends down south are alright.

I live in Wales and I think the police should do something at least, like bring in the TA, or more police from other areas. And to be honest the rioters seem to be acting like immature little kids. I saw one piece of footage that had an injured man being helped up by a rioter, then he practically mugged him. It’s like playground bullying.
Update:
Looting in Salford and Liverpool.

Last edited Aug 09, 2011 at 01:32PM EDT
Aug 09, 2011 at 01:25PM EDT
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With 16,000 officers and a chance they’ll start using plastic bullets, things could get bloody tonight. I just hope the rioters have the sense to give up before someone else gets killed. Things are quiet up here in the North-East, and I damn well hope it stays this way.

Aug 09, 2011 at 01:32PM EDT
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How many times has London been literally set on fire again?

Aug 09, 2011 at 01:51PM EDT
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