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08-08-2011, 07:35 PM
I hope everyone stays safe. I honestly cannot believe how fast this has all escalated, I was in the Croydon area earlier today and it was all normal, now it's on fire and ruined.

I am thoroughly disgusted with those involved, there's just no excuse. My sympathies go out to everyone affected, I never thought I would feel unsafe within my own home.

Despite what's being said about the Police, I'm grateful for them putting themselves out there and doing their best. Lets hope they can put a stop to it before more people have to suffer any loss.

08-08-2011, 08:37 PM
I admit I had to go and research about the riots--what a tragic situation for all involved. Please stay safe--praying for you.

08-09-2011, 04:04 AM
Please, everyone, keep praying for us/sending us positive thoughts according to your viewpoints.

Watching London is absolutely terrifying and, frankly, no city feels safe, it could break out anywhere. I slept downstairs last night, with the dogs at my feet, so I could be ready if I had to evacuate, and a bucket of water behind the letterbox in case of something incendiary being put through. The police helicopter was overhead most of the night. Life is scary at the moment.

08-09-2011, 04:15 AM
What started this?? Saw on Yahoo news that there were children involved!! I know two young children over there right now!! :( Hoping all our 3fc family and others are safe over there.

08-09-2011, 04:25 AM
A lot of the perpetrators are very young teens.
Police also hampered by hundreds of people, young and older, out spectating on the streets.

08-09-2011, 09:58 AM
I've been following the news as closely as I can, as I have friends in London and other parts of the UK. I'm shocked, however, by how little news coverage there is here in the States.

My thoughts and prayers are with all the UK chicks, and everyone else over there. Stay safe!

08-09-2011, 10:17 AM
....."The violence we have seen is simply inexcusable. Ordinary people have had their lives turned upside down by this mindless thuggery," police commander Christine Jones said.

London's police said 14 people were injured, including a man in his 60s with life-threatening injuries. It was unclear if the man who died had been among them.

The rioters appeared to have little unifying cause -- though some claimed to oppose sharp government spending cuts, which will slash welfare payments and cut tens of thousands of public sector jobs through 2015.

But many were attracted simply by the opportunity for violence. "Come join the fun!" shouted one youth in the east London suburb of Hackney, where shops were attacked and cars torched.

Rioters were left virtually unchallenged in several neighborhoods and able to plunder from stores at will or attempt to invade homes. Restaurants and stores fearful of looting closed early across London.........

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08-09-2011, 12:36 PM
Stay safe, everyone that has to be in the midst of that! <3 That's scary, and I'll have you in my thoughts!!! I can't imagine how scary that must be!

08-10-2011, 07:08 AM
There's no political point to it at all, just greed and agression. Very scary.

So far my city's been mostly quiet but a burning car run into my neighbouring church and riot police up and down that road. All quiet at the moment.