1. Post #681
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    July 2008
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    There was a coherent protest for a bit then presumably someone got bored and saw the ideal tinderbox to set London on fire.
    pretty much what happens in every British protest. I mean, fair enough there was looting and vandalism in the Libya riots, but at least they had a comparatively apt motivation and maintained a central mission

  2. Post #682
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    October 2007
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    Sums it up


    This is why I like CupOfTeam. They mostly do comedy but they also do stuff like this
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  3. Post #683
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    September 2010
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    Ealing?? Damn.

  4. Post #684
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    July 2011
    6,162 Posts
    "Police at the scene of the Croydon disturbances are investigating a "non-fatal" shooting, according to a source.

    No more details are immediately available"

  5. Post #685
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    February 2006
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    This was bound to happen eventually.

  6. Post #686
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    March 2008
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    -sniperoo-
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  7. Post #687
    Jsm
    "Belgium is pretty much a non-country"
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    June 2006
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    Army is being sent in
    Source?
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  8. Post #688
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    I fucking hope they don't torch Clapham Junction, that's just down the road from me. :/

  9. Post #689
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    October 2007
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    Army is being sent in
    SOURCE
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  10. Post #690
    Jsm
    "Belgium is pretty much a non-country"
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    I fucking hope they don't torch Clapham Junction, that's just down the road from me. :/
    There's looting there at the moment apparently.

    Edited:

    Sky are confirming a shooting in Croydon.

    Stay classy Croydon.

  11. Post #691
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    June 2009
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    Army is being sent in
    Source please?

  12. Post #692
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    July 2011
    6,162 Posts
    The BBC reporter mentioned looting near Tower Bridge.

  13. Post #693
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    July 2008
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    There's looting there at the moment apparently.

    Edited:

    Sky are confirming a shooting in Croydon.

    Stay classy Croydon.
    It probably isn't even related to the riots, just another croydon monday
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  14. Post #694
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    Army is being sent in
    I hope there is a Toxx clause on this
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  15. Post #695
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    There's looting there at the moment apparently.
    I know, I've been keeping up to date on the twitters and BBC news.
    I could actually nip down and get 100% up to date info myself if that wasn't a suicidally insane notion.

  16. Post #696
    Jsm
    "Belgium is pretty much a non-country"
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    June 2006
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    I meant to link to this a few minutes ago but I got distracted.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/London-Riots-Update-Page

    Obviously anything on this page needs to be taken with a bag of salt.

  17. Post #697
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    July 2011
    6,162 Posts
    Oh wow one of the BBC teams in Croydon got attacked.

    He was just now talking to him on the phone before he got cut off suddenly.

    Spooky.
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  18. Post #698
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    Oh christ, time to start calling my mates..
    My relatives in Croydon said to give you guys advice: lock all doors windows the lot, close curtains and get anything you canto defend yourself bbgun ect. and put cardboard on the curtains if your window gets fucked up

  19. Post #699
    Jsm
    "Belgium is pretty much a non-country"
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    Oh wow one of the BBC teams in Croydon got attacked.

    He was just now talking to him on the phone before he got cut off suddenly.

    Spooky.
    I don't think that's the BBC reporter. I am sure he was on Sky earlier. Maybe not, can't remember.

  20. Post #700
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    July 2011
    6,162 Posts
    The accounts the BBC are getting all say that the police that do arrive on the scene are there in such few numbers that theres no way they can control anything.
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  21. Post #701
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    Times like these, I wish I had a firearm to protect myself.
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  22. Post #702
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    September 2006
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    It appears that some of my friends on facebook have lost their minds and instead of blaming morons that started this one of them quite oddly decided to say they have no idea what's going on then went onto ranting about the government.

  23. Post #703
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    July 2011
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    I don't think that's the BBC reporter. I am sure he was on Sky earlier. Maybe not, can't remember.
    He's got white hair, and i'm watching it on the BBC webstie so I'm sure its him.

    They got a shop owner on the line who has his shop burned.

    He said they should just start shooting the looters.

  24. Post #704
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    September 2008
    14,608 Posts
    Sums it up


    This is why I like CupOfTeam. They mostly do comedy but they also do stuff like this
    "Send the army in and let them shoot them"

    No thank you.
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  25. Post #705

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    Edit

  26. Post #706
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    March 2008
    6,644 Posts
    Ah sorry i was misinformed.

  27. Post #707
    Patroclus Rex's Avatar
    April 2011
    1,610 Posts
    Holy shit his arms are skinny.

    Here's a question, is the failure of the police to contain the riots related in anyway to recent austerity measures passed in Britain?
    Mostly because they're spread too thin. There aren't enough police to handle it effectively.

  28. Post #708
    RainbowStalin's Avatar
    July 2011
    6,162 Posts
    Holy shit his arms are skinny.

    Here's a question, is the failure of the police to contain the riots related in anyway to recent austerity measures passed in Britain?
    There simply arn't enough riot police to control them. All the footage I've seen show the riot police only having enough officers to make 1 short line across the road.

    ninja'd

  29. Post #709
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    October 2007
    22,057 Posts
    "Send the army in and let them shoot them"

    No thank you.
    Here are some things people may comment about:
    -No, I don't actually want to shoot them all, I'm just really angry.
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  30. Post #710
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    February 2010
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    I think after this they're gonna try and loot westfield.

  31. Post #711
    Jsm
    "Belgium is pretty much a non-country"
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    June 2006
    8,038 Posts
    Holy shit his arms are skinny.

    Here's a question, is the failure of the police to contain the riots related in anyway to recent austerity measures passed in Britain?
    Just not enough people it seems, they are calling in support from 4 police forces (officers from 2, air support from another 2).


    It seems the fire engines that drove up to the furniture shop had to go away from it because it was too intense to put out. So sad.

  32. Post #712
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    April 2011
    1,610 Posts
    Here are some things people may comment about:
    -No, I don't actually want to shoot them all, I'm just really angry.
    That's a bullshit escape clause and you know it.

  33. Post #713
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    Well that's better.

  34. Post #714
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    Barnhouse's Avatar
    September 2005
    16,622 Posts
    im 2 minutes away from ealing broadway. dunno whats gonna happen

  35. Post #715
    Jsm
    "Belgium is pretty much a non-country"
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    June 2006
    8,038 Posts
    Oh it is their reporter in Croydon. I just realised who he was when he said his name, he is one of the BBC London reporters.

    Edited:

    Photo of the attack on the BBC team in Croydon
    http://twitpic.com/6355l7

    Everyone ok apparently.

  36. Post #716
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    August 2009
    2,760 Posts
    I think after this they're gonna try and loot westfield.
    Don't worry bro you'll be alright. Add me on steam and we'll chat if you want.

    Edited:

    Oh it is their reporter in Croydon. I just realised who he was when he said his name, he is one of the BBC London reporters.

    Edited:

    Photo of the attack on the BBC team in Croydon
    http://twitpic.com/6355l7

    Everyone ok apparently.
    Whoa.
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  37. Post #717
    Jsm
    "Belgium is pretty much a non-country"
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    Clip from the Sky news reporter that was in Clapham before the broadcast team turned up it seems.

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  38. Post #718
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    July 2011
    6,162 Posts
    The BBC's reporter team in Croydon have just gotten out of there. They said they saw a couple police vans going into Croydon on their way out but nothing bigger than that.

    They also mention 'Shopowners trying in vain to protect their shops'.

  39. Post #719
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    September 2010
    1,453 Posts
    im 2 minutes away from ealing broadway. dunno whats gonna happen
    Wow you live close to me, FP looting meetup?

    joke.
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  40. Post #720
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    July 2010
    22,111 Posts
    When will they send in the army?
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