August 10, 2011


The rioting in London has caused mayhem for thousands; roads have been closed, meaning huge delays and inconvenience for thousands of commuters and local residents.

The damage caused includes burnt out cars, both private vehicles and police vehicles. These police cars are used daily to help members of the public yet these rioters do not seem to realise they are spiting themselves. They are smashing shops where they get their shopping, post offices where they collect their benefits and emergency service vehicles that might save their friends of families’ lives.

The saddest thing of all is the large number of people that have lost their homes and livelihoods through no fault of their own.

Whatever the reason for the rioting, whether it be anger over the killing of Mark Duggan, 29, anger over widespread unemployment, frequent stop-and-search checks by police and exclusions from schools or just mindless criminality, it’s not right and we need to step up and rebuild the areas that have been affected and stick together as a community.

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