John on August 8, 2011 at 5:42 pm
I put up a post the other day about the riots in one London area called Tottenham. A man from the area had been shot by police, but police are claiming an exchange of gunfire took place which, at least in this country, would justify deadly force by the police.
In any case, it seemed like a regional situation which was likely to die dow after one bad night. Now it seems that assumption was very, very wrong. Riots seem to have spread throughout various parts of London. Here’s video of a group of street thugs charging the police and forcing them to back away:
There appears to be rioting taking place around the city. In this clip from Woolwich a man disguises himself in a hoodie so he can film some of the damage without attracting attention from the rioters. His line “London is going down” is chilling:
In this clip from Clapham another man with a cell phone tries to interview some people who’ve been looting. Asked if she’s proud of herself, one of them responds “We’re getting our taxes back.”
In the midst of the chaos, one elderly woman screams at the looters for their senseless destruction. Be warned the language is strong: