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Stop the South London Incinerator vs Breathe!

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Lords’ Pro-Fracking Report published yet Poll shows Fracking not in Favour!

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Lord MacGregor was saying recently that Fracking in Britain holds many benefits. Recently a report published by The Lords Economic Affairs Committee, whom one or more of the members on the committee is said to have  links to Pro-Fracking corporations, have given their views on drilling for Shale Gas, they have outlined in the report that they back the Government’s decision to go “all out for shale”, however they make a request to do far more to engage the public on the benefits of Fracking in the UK and say it will provide more jobs, and bring about energy security.

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The report published went on to say that “Developing a successful shale gas and oil industry in the UK must be an urgent national priority.”

Although the report may have taken a liking to Fracking in terms of short-term money and making a quick buck, there are many dangers to Fracking and instead of taking a cautious approach, the committee have asked to speed up the implementation for the plans to Frack. If so many people are opposed surely they should be heard and their concerns addressed. Realistically many would now say that Fracking should not happen, as there are too many dangers involved with the focus on the wrong type of energy (fossil) instead of on green and clean renewable energy.

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The Green Party Leader of Croydon Shasha Khan said upon being questioned by Raj News that “The Government should seize the opportunity to embrace energy reduction with renewables not Fracking.

Fracking is an extreme energy source” Shasha went on to speak of Cuadrilla an oil and gas exploration company in the UK who are pursuing Shale Gas in the UK by hydraulic fracturing in the ground, he said “Cuadrilla have already said that energy prices will not come down due to Fracking, so why risk polluting our water.”

The report mentioned the EU’s reliance on Russia for Gas and how Fracking would stop this reliance. They do not however mention the EU’s fine to the UK for not meeting its Air Quality/Pollution requirements, there is a pending case against the UK by the EU, which could see the UK picking up bills worth millions for not doing enough to reduce the pollution and cleaning up the air.

The UK could see these fines dropped if the Government acts now and can show there is an improvement, in air quality. With car traffic jams in areas and things like incinerators, unnecessarily burning waste when it could be recycled, where is the encouragement to the public on these issues.

The Green party have been doing their bit in Croydon, opposing an Incinerator in Beddington Lane by putting in a judicial review, against Mayor Boris Johnson’s plan to have an incinerator in Beddington Lane which would serve Croydon, Sutton, Merton and Kingston, although there is danger of toxic fumes carrying downwind, unfairly building up, to pollute areas, which do not want to be harmed, by these dangerous fumes.

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With all these prominent dangers at the forefront, the Government still want to dangerously fracture the earth in an effort to unlock Shale gas, the dangers of this are creating toxic drinking water as Shasha Khan mentions and instead of trying to promote renewable energy, the Government wants to continue focusing on fossil fuels at the cost of damaging the UK – Fracking has been linked to Earthquakes.

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When it comes to regulation of Fracking the Lord’s have said that regulation should be streamlined, such as in cases where a company may want to drill under people’s houses they can do so without needing a license.

The Lords’ report seems to promote fracking and Lord MacGregor said on a radio interview with the BBC that Fracking will provide the public with lower fuel bills, he also mentions the US taking up Fracking. The radio host points out that “in the USA there are vasts amounts of unpopulated land, whereas in the UK you’re looking to do Fracking in relatively populated areas.” Lord MacGregor says that they’ve looked at this problem and any effects to the environment, yet this is a cherry picked report  which gives us a selected amount of information that is Pro-Fracking.

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Chief scientist Dr Doug Parr of Green Peace UK says of the report: “On one page the Lords are saying public concerns should be taken seriously, on the other they urge the government to strip people of their right to say no to Fracking firms planning to drill under their homes – a move opposed by three-quarters of British people.” They also backed moves by the Government to change trespass laws so that shale companies could drill under people’s property without their permission to ensure development could go ahead “without undue delay or cost”.

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Caroline Lucas of the Green Party also featured in the interview, she made it clear that Fracking is not a solution to anything and pointed out surely the UK are not going to go ahead with this. She mentioned that there are far more jobs in renewable energy compared to that of Fossil fuels. She spoke of having a cap on fossil fuel emissions, and how drilling for shale gas can cause levels in methane to increase which is dangerous, especially as the numbers on methane gas is highly underestimated.

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I would stress that this is a swipe by the Government to make some quick money, rather than educate the public on this issue and listen to the people who are, now, in a poll, overall against Fracking, in the UK.

Dr Parr criticised the report, warning Fracking was a “non-solution” that would not deliver for many years, if at all. Caroline Lucas points out that Fracking would lock us into the fossil fuel industry rather than working towards a positive renewable clean energy industry.

Dr Parr’s analysis of the report was a realistic one and he said, “The Lords spent seven months cherry-picking the wafer thin evidence that fits a foregone conclusion about the benefits of shale gas. This is just more taxpayer-funded cheerleading from unelected politicians who seem all too happy to ignore the country’s legitimate concerns about Fracking.”

The Dr and Caroline Lucas and Shasha Khan echoed each other when they spoke of the real urgent national priority, which is to push ahead with the renewable technology and efficiency measures.

Although the BBC did not mention in an article about Fracking that the Green Party (whom of late have not even had much media coverage by the BBC in the elections) whose Leader Natalie Bennet is a keen campaigner against Fracking alongside Caroline Lucas who was arrested for protesting against Fracking, after having real concerns about the UK issue of Fracking and alongside Green Peace, WWF, and Friends of the Earth’s concerns – who also did not get much coverage either.

The BBC did highlight the dangers of chemicals in Fracking they said:

“Hydraulic fracturing of shale to extract gas involves pumping water, sand and chemicals are injected into the rock at high pressure to allow the gas to flow out to the head of the well.

There is a worry that chemicals used in Fracking may escape and contaminate groundwater around the Fracking site.

Another environmental concern is that Fracking uses huge amounts of water that must be transported to the Fracking site, at significant environmental cost.”

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The campaigning group, Friends of the Earth, commented: “The report recognises that the regulations aren’t working – but calling for the Government to ‘simplify’ regulations and speed up the process will not reassure local communities and a public unconvinced by this risky technology.”

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The WWF- UK said:

Nick Molho, Head of Climate and Energy Policy at WWF-UK said: “The Lords seemed to have overlooked the many serious analysts who have said that shale gas in the UK is unlikely to have much impact on either gas prices or the UK’s rising exposure to gas imports.

“If we are genuinely going to reduce the UK’s vulnerability to future fossil fuel price shocks, the main priority must be to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels in the first place.

“Moving rapidly towards an energy system that’s more efficient, low-carbon and better integrated with those of our European partners should therefore remain the UK’s highest national priority when it comes to energy policy.”

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In conclusion:

There is a danger in going after shale gas, which is still unknown about in terms of quantity, quality and is most likely under the ground in different layers, making it difficult to access; whereas in the USA there is land which is flat and plenty in unpopulated areas, making the gas easier to extract, the same cannot be said for the UK with its populated areas and complex land structure and layers of the earth.

Fracking has added to the climate change debate, and Fracking will only damage the climate, which Fracking can have serious implications on, nevertheless it has become a part of the debate on climate change as it can cause a huge set back to the climate through air quality, natural disasters, water contamination and earthquakes; there should be a focus on renewable energy rather than using less dirtier fossil fuel (Shale gas compared to Coal), which looks set to harm the UK, residents, and environment just as much, if money was spent on Green renewable energy, this would pay off in the longterm.

There are so many alternatives yet Fracking is what the Government want to pursue. There are many out there protesting against Fracking to put a stop on it before it starts, make sure your concerns are heard write to the politicians and tell them to stop their plans as not many of the members of the public agree with Fracking and it is dangerous and also we cannot afford to miss the opportunity to work now on the future with renewable energy, which is clean, green, job making, and recyclable, renewable, and the future.

England 12/8/2011: Run-down of Riots (List of Places Rioted Included)

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The Government has now put measures into place such as the increased number of police presence on the streets and the potential to use water canons to bring the rioting to an end, if in any circumstances they begin again.

As for Police injuries 300 officers have been injured and a police officer died in the riots in Wembley, after being run-over, three people have been arrested on suspicion of Murder. 60 civilians were injured in the riots.

A rundown of the riots since Saturday 6th August: Riots started in Tottenham, then moved on to Tottenham Hale, and Wood Green.

Sunday 7th saw riots spread to Chingford Mount, Enfield, Islington, Oxford Circus, Ponders End, Walthamstow.

On Monday 8th there were riots in Bethnal Green, Bromley, Camden, Clapham, Croydon, Ealing, East Ham, Hackney Lewisham, Peckham, Stratford, Woolwich.

Tuesday 9th August saw riots in Birmingham,Clapham, Leicester, Manchester, Salford, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton.

The other places riots took place were: Balham, Barking, Battersea, Bexley, Birkenhead,Birmingham, Bristol, Brixton, Bury, Cambridge, Camden/Chalk Farm, Charlton, Chingford, Colliers Wood, Coulsdon, Dalston, Dulwich, Denmark Hill, Eastham, Elephant and Castle, Enfield, Fulham, Hackney, Harlesden, Huddersfield, Islington, Kent, Lavender Hill, Leicester, Lewisham, Leyton, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Merton, Norbury, Nottingham, Notting Hill, Oldham, Peckham, Ponders End,  Purley Way, Rochdale, Sefton, Shephard’s Bush, Salford, Stratford, Streatham, Stoke Newington, Surrey Quays, Sutton, Thornton Heath, Tooting, Waltham Cross, Walthomstow Forest, Wirral,  Wembley, Wolverhampton, Woolwich.

Major fires were started in Barking, Clapham Junction, Croydon, Dagenham, Ealing, Greenwich, and Southwark.

Theresa May has said: “The police will maintain their tough arrest policy, and their presence on the streets.”

The streets of England seem calm for the moment.

The Fifth Night of London Riots 10/8/2011 and 11/8/2011 Parliamentary Session

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The riots are said to  be started by the shooting of Mark Duggan – and a peaceful protest in Tottenham turned violent outside a police station, since then the UK has seen similar scenes of violence. It has seen ministers come home from their holidays and they have been making statements.

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A unique quote from the past few days is from Boris Johnson: who said before he came back from holiday – “I am not going to come back at the moment because I have complete confidence in the police and I think that they are doing a very, very good job … the people who did this were criminals and their behaviour was criminal behaviour and it was in no way justified by the questions that people are asking about Michael Duggan”. (Metro) He had got Mark Duggan’s name wrong – and that’s not been all the news of Boris Johnson – he was heckled yesterday by locals in Clapham who were shouting “where’s your broom!”

The Mayor subsequently picked up a broom and approached the crowds saying you are the “real spirit of London”.

He also went on to say: “I want to say first of all to everybody who owns a shop, to everybody who owns a business here, how very sorry I am for the loss and the damage that you have suffered.”

Mr Johnson was out and about today and was in Enfield and he said to the inflamed community ” “Obviously we cannot be complacent. We cannot guarantee anything because you never know, but we think we have got it on the way to being sorted out.”

The Police have responded to their soft tactics against the looters – although yesterday saw a rioter in Manchester being hit several times with a baton – a police spokesman said it was sometimes too “risky” to make an arrest. The spokesperson went on to say:

“It is simply wrong to suggest officers were initially told not to actively arrest those involved in disorder,” and further said

“As always the decision to make an arrest is down to the individual officer on the ground who must weigh up whether it is appropriate bearing in mind risks of further inflaming the crowd, wider operational requirements and our ability to gather evidence to arrest later.”

The problem that the locals all across the UK have is that they should have been protected against the looters and the police’s softer tactics are seen as being the result of extensive damage to property which could have been avoided if they were more “robust” as their operations are now going to be.

In court today for looting was an eleven year old and a man who works as a teachers assistant – the boy and man admitted charges to looting. The clean up has been happening all over the country and boarding up of damaged buildings and shops.

The Prime-minister said today “We will take every action necessary to restore the order on our streets.”

Tim Godwin – The Acting Chief Commissioner of The Metropolitan Police said of yesterday nights rioting scene in London as “far quieter” compared with the riots on Monday, he said “there will be many more arrests to come” and “we will catch them all.” He talked of the support received from the community “who are standing up and saying this is outrageous”.

David Cameron has announced that “every action will be taken to restore order, with contingency plans for water cannons to be available at 24 hours’ notice.”

The latest is that Keith Vaz the Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee has said “his committee will decide on Thursday whether to hold an inquiry into what has happened” if an inquiry is held it will look at the causes of the riots. (21:30pm)

An image from Croydon on Monday (8/8/2011) which has become prolific in the riots media coverage shows a woman jumping from her flat:

The image made the front pages of many newspapers including: The Guardian, Times, Sun, Daily Mirror and Daily Telegraph and it also made the inside pages of all other national titles.

An A4 sized leaflet has been making the rounds amongst many apparently, it was found outside an Argos store in Dalston, which informs rioters not to panic if they think they may be identified from photos in Tottenham and provides advice:

The leaflet apparently gives a further insight into the fact that their is a certain amount of organisation amongst the rioters.

The latest is that a Sikh place of worship (Gurudwara) is on fire in Derby and this is in the aftermath of a mosque apparently being burnt a few days ago – RUMOURS FOR NOW – YET TO BE CONFIRMED (A Sangat TV reporter reported this via a tweet) (1:41am) The Gurudwara on fire turned out to be a car on fire nearby from further reports. As for the Mosque it is said to have had missiles thrown at it by two teenager boys – who are now being questioned – this happened on Monday 8th August.

Sangat TV made the BBC news for their broadcasting of exclusive footage of the riots globally; the BBC said of Sangat TV “SANGAT TV, which was unheard of by most people just a few days ago, has taken viewers right to the heart of the disorder with its own unique style of reporting and plea for calm.” The footage was re-broadcast by News channels in India and also by SKY, CNN and the BBC the footage was of riots in Birmingham.

There have been many arrests and this has seen some courts open throughout the night.

Three teenage boys have been arrested in relation to the Sony Warehouse in Enfield; Indie labels music was stocked there and the fire has left Sony without their artists’ CD’s including one of their signings Adele also the UK film industry will be at a loss as many film companies had their stock within their warehouse, which was due for distribution. The burning of the building began on Monday 8th August.

The fifth night saw less violence, and from reports a car was on fire – Birmingham and the Midlands were the areas which were being looked at carefully by the Police – Eltham also saw some incidents and missiles were thrown at the police.

“Britain’s fifth night of rioting has passed with less violence but no clear end to the problem. The Prime Minister David Cameron is under pressure to reverse cuts in welfare, including such services as youth clubs in deprived areas.” (ABC NEWS – Australian)

Last night is being reported as calm in most cities. Eltham and many other places have had non-looters patrolling alongside the police – the following is an image from Eltham last night.

There is concern that the EDL – and the BNP will use what is being described as vigilante turnouts to their own advantage for inciting racial tensions.

David Cameron is to speak to Parliament (11:30am), which is being recalled today to discuss the riots in the country. He said: When there are important events in our country, it is right that Parliament is recalled and that we show a united front.” He also went on to say: “More than 1,500 people have now been arrested across the country” and said we are “a year away from the Olympics, we need to show them the Britain that doesn’t destroy, but that builds; that doesn’t give up but stands up; that doesn’t look back, but always forwards”.

 

Croydon’s House of Reeves furniture store : the aftermath of one of the largest iconic fires throughout the London riots

A debate  has begun from 19:00pm at Parliament which will see statements from ministers on the riots it is expected to last until 11:00pm.

186 Police officers have been reported as injured since Saturday 6th August when the riots began in Tottenham and spread across the UK.

Latest reports from yesterday and today (11/8/2011) about the riots, are that apparently, some journalists in Leicester paid youths to riot in Leicester:

4th Night of London Riots – 9/8/2011

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Police Helicopters are scanning the sky and helping with riot police operations to stop the violence, erupting all across England, and most recently in Manchester, where the shopping centre – like many others has been targeted. (19:43pm)

Today saw the Police apprehending looters at their homes on the front of their drives; in an effort to stamp out these violent looters and their arsenic ways. One of the scenes on the streets, – were fireworks – set off by rioters.

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Riots in Enfield, Edmonton, and Walthamstow; Croydon – saw a bus on fire and clashes with the police, Brixton saw a Footlocker store on fire.

There has been much talk of what measures should be used by the police in relation to riots; whether the police should implement the use of plastic bullets and whether watercannons should be used.

The IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission) is still to provide further information on the shooting of Mr Mark Duggan, who was said to be in possession of a gun illegally. The specialist firearms department called C019 were said to have fired shots and Mr Duggan was pronounced dead on the scene. A C019 officer had a bullet in his radio from what is said to be a ricocheted police bullet.  The IPCC are saying that the inquiry could take up to six months.

An inquest into Mr Duggan’s death was opened at North London Coroner’s Court in High Barnet and adjourned until 12 December. (BBC).

One thing is for sure – the police will be out in force tonight; this has been an issue for many residents saying that there was a lack of police whilst looting was taking place and there was no police protection being provided. Residents in Clapham voiced this view vociferously to London Mayor Boris Johnson.

Manchester’s shopping centre is being over-run by 1000’s of youths, riot police are operating with the use of police vans, officers, helicopters, dogs and horses. Miss Selfridge is on fire.  (19:50)pm. There have been reports that 2000 rioters have been vandalising the city centre.

Woolwich is seeing clashes with the police . (21:00pm)

Earlier in the day, saw West Bromwich on the riot scene, with windows being smashed, bins set on fire, and mobs of people around the city centre.

David Cameron is to hold another COBRA meeting tomorrow (Wednesday). David Cameron referred to the riots as “appalling scenes” and talked of rioters even attacking fire crews whilst they tried to put out fires. He also said that there will be “Many arrests to come”.

The disorder taking place has brought up talks of the Army being brought in; although most talks of this has been ruled out by ministers and Simon Reed who is the Vice Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales.

Parked cars have been burnt in Manchester – scenes which started of in Tottenham have gone on to be copied in London and further i.e. – the multiple shopping centre attacks. 15 arrests in Manchester and Salford. Police station in Nottingham has been fire-bombed by 30-40men, no injuries reported.

The media have found themselves being attacked in their efforts to report the events happening across London – the journalists, photographers, and camera operators have been the peaceful ones on the streets; and they have also been targeted for their mobile phones and camera equipment. The police have been using video camera’s to record people’s actions, similar to as they did at the student protests of November 2010.

12:02am: Riots ongoing in Manchester – arrests being made are also ongoing.

21 year old man has been arrested for the huge Croydon fire on the furniture store called – House of Reeves. Police in London doing their best to keep law and order – earlier on saw clashes with the police.

The London Riots 9/8/2011

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The London Riots seem to be ongoing at the moment, the fires are too; the police are around London even now 1:10am;  The places being mentioned since today: have been Clapham, Croydon, Birmingham, and even Liverpool.

The latest fires are at Croydon within a furniture shop called Reeves Corner and Ealing Broadway where the shopping centre is said to be on fire. Yesterday saw  Croydon’s shopping centre looted and in Birmingham the Bullring shopping centre was looted, also a police station in Handsworth, Birmingham, was set on fire. Liverpool is seing their shopping centre swooped upon by around 300 people; the police are there and trying to deal with isolated outbreaks of violence and looting.

A report on the shooting of Mark Duggan is to be available today and is being provided by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). The IPCC has said there is no evidence that any shots were fired by Mr Duggan.

As for the football matches West Ham and other London clubs have been told to call of their fixtures due to the dangers the riots pose. The England and Netherlands football match will be cancelled on Wednesday.

The rioters have not only been looting and damaging property, they have been clashing with police, throwing wood, bricks, and stones, at the police and all this has certainly happened yesterday and is still happening now throughout the night, the third night of violence.

The latest is that there are clashes happening with the police in Hackney. On Saturday, 26 police officers were injured, eight requiring hospital treatment, whilst the riots took place in Tottenham. (1:20am)

The scenes have been shocking to see – with a Furniture shop ablaze called House of Reeves which has been around since 1867 in Croydon making most of the headlines.

Riots in Bristol being reported which has kicked off after midnight.

David Cameron is due back today and will be chairing the Government’s Emergency meeting COBRA to discuss The London Riots. The clashes started on Saturday in Tottenham which saw the high street left devastated.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said it was “needless opportunistic theft and violence” which he said had “absolutely nothing to do with the death of Mark Duggan.” Nick was today booed and told “your a little too late.”

The Scotland Yard Commander Christin Jones has said that “Tonights acts are simply inexcusable.” Armoured vehicles have been used in the Metropolitan Police’s operations in protecting locals and their property. 525 People have been arrested since Saturday’s riots. 6,000 police officer were in London last night (Monday 8/8/2011); of these officers 44 have been injured.

The riots have been ongoing since the night all across England – and daytime today is still seeing ongoing violence, similar to yesterday.

David Cameron has said that Parliament will be recalled on Thursday. The Prime-minister has today (Tuesday) visited Croydon. The Prime-minister has said “We will do everything necessary to restore order”

In Croydon a 26 year old man was found in his car with gunshot wounds, and he later died in hospital. The Metropolitan Police operation Trident is launching an investigation.

Thornton Heath in Croydon is still having ongoing violence towards its local shops – police are on the scene and assessing damage. Boris Johnson has been talking to the local community in Clapham along with Theresa May and have been pressing the point that there will be more police tonight.

Recent updates (midday) after the arrival of David Cameron in the UK are that 16,000 police officers will be on the streets of London on Tuesday night.

18:32pm – Scotland Yard have said that 111 officers and five police dogs have been injured – the number of police officers injured is rising – Theresa May yesterday paid tribute to the officers on the riot scenes across England saying “Once again I would like to pay tribute to the brave police officers who put themselves in harm’s way to protect the public.”

The London Riots – 8/8/2011

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Since the shooting of Mark Duggan on Thursday 4th of August, who was involved in a shoot-out with the police and his consequent death by the police, riots have taken place in places all over England.

It is now being questioned whether Mr Duggan was using a gun or not – a gun was however found on the scene.

What started out as peaceful protest, turned into multiple riots, which has seen buses being burnt, police cars engulfed in flames and today saw a red Mazda set ablaze which has seen a video dedicated to it on the Sky News website. Worryingly, Sky have also reported on their website that these riots were organised, a week before, over the internet.

The riots in Hackney began today and riots all across London escalated to similar scenes of what happened in Tottenham on Saturday. The activities taking place all over London are being called copy cat actions, yet are making the news all over the world.

There are many issues surrounding this riot; such as whether the police are handling the situation better than they did in the beginning, when there was a lack of officers; also whether the people looting and causing damage to property and shops are opportunistic or sects from organised groups, or both, either way they are conducting criminal acts. The latter is what the media will be reporting on further. So far the view seems to be that it is a minority of people doing the looting and damage, who are from a minority and that the majority of the community are against these shocking actions.

Since the weekend the riots have moved on from Tottenham to since spread to  Birmingham, Brixton, Chingford, Croydon, Enfield, Ealing, Hackney, Lewisham, Peckham, Walthamstow, Wood Green, Woolwich.

Objects are thrown at police cars in Hackney

The riot police’s plan is said to be protecting the local people and their property, and as for the actions of those damaging property they are continuing to do so. The Police have been receiving flack for not doing enough to protect locals and stopping the looting that has been a familiar scene all over London. There have been a significant amount of arrests about 200 so far and increasing – the media have reported that CCTV footage is to be released by the Metropolitan Police in an attempt to identify criminals who are causing disruption. Acting Chief Commissioner of The Metropolitan Police – Tim Godwin said he has heard many reasons for the London riots, although he points out that it is no excuse for the violence taking place.

There has been much carnage today (Monday), similar to the student protests in London November 2010. Theresa May the Home Secretary flew back from her holiday in Switzerland and Mayor Boris Johnson is due to be back on Tuesday. Theresa May said in a statement to the press “Let me be absolutely clear: Those responsible for this violence and looting will be made to face the consequences of their actions.”

A minority of people are using Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and the Shadow social network – Blackberry’s messenger to organise these riots; So why shadow? Well the media have been highlighting the recent riots in London as being organised by Twitter and by other social media – they are yet to mention the use of Blackberry which has been banned before in Canada, and the UAE, whereas India considered banning the Blackberry due to the dangers it poses for organised crime. Whether the use of Blackberry will feature in the media is yet to be decided by producers who have been said to be slow on the reporting of this particularity.

Diane Abbot MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington  has been interviewed by CNN and the BBC and has referred to the riots as appalling. Police helicopters are everywhere in London and will be monitoring and helping with police operations from above the air. Nick Clegg was speaking with David Lammy MP for Tottenham where the riots originated from and David Lammy has said that 99% of the community are against these actions of the minority who are causing this devastation.

The Metropolitan police are urging people to clear the streets, and advising parents to contact their children. The IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission) is to publish a report tomorrow on the death of Mark Duggan who was aged 29. David Cameron is returning from abroad tonight and will be holding a COBRA (emergency government meeting) meeting about what is being called The London riots.

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