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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:08 PM   #26
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There are unconfirmed reports that the Apple Store in Birmingham's BullRing has been looted, although i cant confirm that :/ i hope its been left alone, but apparently rioters broke into the Bull Ring, and its the most valuable store in the shopping center. Ill have a look tomorow, if it's open, that is
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:08 PM   #27
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I been watching this all day and its disgusting. Absolutely no excuses, put every one of them in jail, its too bad they can't deport these thugs onto some forsaken island

I imagine all those who fought in the war to protect London from burning down in flames are turning in their grave when they see their grand kids are the ones that eventually will.
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:09 PM   #28
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Reminds me of the Los Angeles riots. Police completely surrounded the crappy neighborhoods, so they could only riot in their own neighborhoods. The "nicer" parts of town were more or less untouched. Gotta love the priorities.
If you actually watched any of the coverage you would know the "nicer" parts of London are the parts being targeted. Seems that most of the rioters are kids from all over the city looking at getting a new T.V with no clue who Mark Duggan is.

Still, there are some similarities.
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:09 PM   #29
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What!!?? I live in London I took a flight out from Heathrow to Belize three days ago....all seemed peaceful when I left!

Im reading the news now and I still don't have a clue what we're meant to be rioting about!

Anyway.... back to my Pina Colada....

Ha ha, no worries lad. All will be in place by the time your done drinking.

Seriously though London, WTF?
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:09 PM   #30
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Anyting but the Apple Store! Oh Noes! /Sarcasm But seriously, I hope these riots end soon.
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:15 PM   #31
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So the poor riot because there's no money for them, and what are the police protecting? The flagship store of a company with cash reserves of over 75 billion dollars. Capitalism.
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:16 PM   #32
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Quoting this: "They burned down a Sony distribution centre in Essex".

Apparently there were rumours about them attacking Kingston, Apple Store there could be affected too if true.
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:17 PM   #33
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Just out of curiosity, who are these rioters? I mean, what race?
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:17 PM   #34
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So the poor riot because there's no money for them, and what are the police protecting? The flagship store of a company with cash reserves of over 75 billion dollars. Capitalism.
This isn't a protest, it's criminality - violence and theft.

How many jobs has that 75 billion dollar company created globally?
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:19 PM   #35
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Just out of curiosity, who are these rioters? I mean, what race?
No particular race, just most are teens apparently.
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:19 PM   #36
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Just out of curiosity, who are these rioters? I mean, what race?
not to be rasist, but many pics on TV show black/asian people commiting these loots, but there are some white people,
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:22 PM   #37
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I'd rather this not become a PRSI thread, but, the riots are over a man who was shot, after a Trident operation.

Gang troubles, etc - but seen as a racial targetting/profiling issue.
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:23 PM   #38
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not to be rasist, but many pics on TV show black/asian people commiting these loots, but there are some white people,
I see. I think it's funny these people claim they don't get enough back from the government, they should try living in the US. It's called get a job people.
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:23 PM   #39
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:23 PM   #40
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Apple has most likely paid for police to attend.
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:24 PM   #41
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shouldn't this be on Nov 5 :P

All kidding aside, I understand the protesters original fight but don't understand the need to vandalize other people private property...
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:24 PM   #42
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not to be rasist, but many pics on TV show black/asian people commiting these loots, but there are some white people,
This might have more to do with the area the riots are happening in though...

Either way we all know the riots started off over as a serious matter and have just turned into something else for these youngsters who want to take advantage of it, absolutely sickening!
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:24 PM   #43
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I'd rather this not become a PRSI thread, but, the riots are over a man who was shot, after a Trident operation.

Gang troubles, etc - but seen as a racial targetting/profiling issue.
That was the cause of a peaceful protest on Saturday and possibly the riot in Tottenham on the same day.

Riots on Sunday and Monday seem to have been entirely opportunistic criminality - theft and vandalism. Kids have taken the example and gone out there, since they've seen the lack of police action.
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:25 PM   #44
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this is what happens when you build glass houses. i thought they're 'magical' glass - impenetrable
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:28 PM   #45
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this is what happens when you build glass houses. i thought they're 'magical' glass - impenetrable
People in grass houses shouldn't stow thrones. Thank you.
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:28 PM   #46
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I can confirm birmingham has been cleaned out by looters.
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:29 PM   #47
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Although I live in London I think finally everyone is realising why I hate it and want to move elsewhere.

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Well, if you're looking to move - try out Vancouver. Riot free since - - - June.

In Vancouver's case it was just bored kids, imo, who thought they could get their jollies knocking a few cars over and grabbing some swag. What really struck me was that the majority of people in the riot were there to get their photo taken in front of something burning or overturned. Very sad.

Also, most of the people now arrested for the Vancouver riots seem to have come in from the outskirts. And were most were clueless and wore absolutely no disguises.

I suspect that when the London riots are done, they will find most of them commuted in. Interesting to note that the London rioters are more practiced.... they all seem to be wearing masks or scarves to hide their identity.

Best wishes to Londoners. Those of us who like and know London know that this has nothing to do with what London truly is like.
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:29 PM   #48
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This is what happens... When you use austerity programs to try and lift you out of deflation.
Spot on mate.
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:29 PM   #49
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The Apple store would be a prime target too... all that sheet glass, and expensive gizmos.
Maybe future Apple stores will have some more stone and steel, rather than energy-wasting glass.
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I been watching this all day and its disgusting. Absolutely no excuses, put every one of them in jail, its too bad they can't deport these thugs onto some forsaken island
You mean, like Australia or the US?
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