The issues linked to this rioting are multiple and complex. Certainly the shooting of one man by the police was little more than a trigger for a riot and not the reason for a riot.
When watching the news on TV, one could liken this episode in history to watching a horse shy at a plastic bag only for it to run off into the path of a heavy truck.
The rioting will no doubt eventually be crushed by the authorities with whatever force it takes, particularly as relatively nearby to the first outbreak in London are the newly constructed stadiums being made ready for the Olympic Games next year.
This is a sad no win situation for all concerned and as a Brit who was born in London I am utterly ashamed that this uprising, for that is what it is, has come about in the world’s sixth richest country.
Last edited by xxBarry Godden; 08-09-2011 at 05:29 PM.