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The London Riots 10/08/2011

Everywhere seems to be damage, shopping centre’s in particular.

Yesterday saw Riots in Manchester – violence against property was done by the involvement of initially 100 rioters and went on to grow from 1.000 to 200o – and the Manchester riot police did their best to keep the situation under control and images were seen of a riot police officer in the midst of a group of officers –  beat a rioter who was on a bike and he fell of it before he was hit by a baton and kicked once – whether this is the robust action the Government has been referring to or whether this is an individual case remains to be seen.

Miss Selfridge in Manchester was burnt – the following are photos of the shop on fire and the shop after the blaze which happened yesterday (Tuesday 9/8/2011).

Miss Selfridge fire Manchester.jpg

The COBRA meeting went ahead with David Cameron chairing. Parliament will gather to meet and discuss the events all around London and England tomorrow (Thursday 11/8/2011). David Cameron has said “The fightback has begun” and also said “We will do everything necessary to restore order” he also spoke of Human Rights saying “Picture by picture, these criminals are being identified, arrested and we will   not let any phoney concerns about human rights get in the way of the publication of these pictures and arrest of these individuals”. The Prime-minister also spoke of the shocking video of a man who was bleeding, being helped up to his feet and then having the contents of his rucksack looted by the same people, whilst it was still around his shoulders – Mr Cameron referred to the video and the looted man as a “disgusting site” he has also called the riots “sickening”.

The Police are going to continue making arrests of the rioters by identifying them through photos and have posted the images online.

Another key figure – The Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper said ““The 16,000 police on the streets of London made a big difference last night in restoring calm.” The Government and the peaceful loving citizen will be hoping for more of this calm. Yesterday night the number of arrests in the Midlands reached 163.

As for a quote from someone who is not a politician – The father of murdered schoolboy Damilola Taylor said that rioters “should not take matters into their own hands and destroy their own communities”. (Monday 8th August).

In Birmingham 3 men were knocked down by a car in a hit and run incident, they have been named as Haroon Jahan, Shahzad Ali and Abdul Musavir. A murder inquiry is said to be underway and David Cameron offered his condolences to the families involved.

Haroon Jahan, Shahzad Ali and Abdul Musavir

Tariq Jahan the father of one of the men murdered said “I was told my son was lying behind me and I started CPR on him.” He had come out of his house to find three men lying on the floor in blood, he immediately started to help, before he was told the above. He also said “I miss him deeply.”

805 People arrested says the Metropolitan Police since Saturday. The Scottish Police have been brought in to help with riots in North England and the Midlands.

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