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09 August 2011 @ 00:28
UK riots  
People in London and Birmingham all over the freaking UK (just heard there are riots in Liverpool too): please be safe!

These riots are disgusting and if I hadn't seen photos of the situation, I'd find it hard to believe this is really going on - and even more that it's this bad. I hope the situation will be under control soon and that the rioters will be punished properly. And that it won't spread any further. D:

For those who don't know what's going on: what I understood from Tumblr, Facebook and some quick BBC scanning is that police accidentally shot a man to death they thought was armed. This happened three nights ago. There was a peaceful protest and then suddenly... this happened. Apparently it started off as people being pissed off because of lack of information and then others decided to join in for looting purposes. It's horrible and sickening. To give you an idea of what's going on:



There were shops downstairs and homes upstairs. :/







I've heard stories about a children's hospital and a theatre with a full house being targeted as well, but in Birmingham. I haven't seen any confirmation on news websites, but at this point I wouldn't be surprised if it were true. :/

I understand that the police might have not acted correctly in the shooting. But there is no reason for this. I love London so much and I hate to see how it has changed since last time I was there. I honestly didn't expect this to happen there.

As I said: stay safe, people. ♥
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aznsmiley117aznsmiley117 on 8th August 2011 22:32 (UTC)
That's terrible D:
It's causing more trouble than anything and giving the authorities more a reason to use force. :(
My sisters going there later this year...
Kim: Ruki - dischargegolden_kimono on 8th August 2011 22:36 (UTC)
It really is. >_< People have already lost their homes and who knows what else. It's so useless... And indeed, it will only lead to more problems and more violence.
I hope it will be safer by then. D: My girlfriend is supposed to go there this Thursday; not sure if she will now. >.>
aznsmiley117aznsmiley117 on 8th August 2011 22:40 (UTC)
Oh wow, what timing.
I guess at this point we just cross our fingers and hope things will calm down -_-"
Kim: Mizuki - darkgolden_kimono on 8th August 2011 22:42 (UTC)
I think that's all we can do, unfortunately. :/
Danikoyaaniisqatsi on 8th August 2011 23:02 (UTC)
I am so sad about this and just... fucking worried about my friends. I have some living in Hackney and although Rath lives on the outskirts, his work sometimes sends him to Birmingham and I have no idea if he's there or not and I can't even check on Facebook because I removed him. :(
Kim: Aoi - cool sexygolden_kimono on 8th August 2011 23:03 (UTC)
You were one of the first people I thought of when I heard the news, and I didn't even know all this then. >_< I hope your friends are all okay and that Rath is perfectly safe. D: *hugs* I can't even imagine how worried you must be.
Danikoyaaniisqatsi on 8th August 2011 23:13 (UTC)
There is never a "good time" for shit like this but it couldn't have come at a worse time... this and missing Rath and missing my friends and mixed feelings about Korea. :( It's like my soul is rebelling.
Kim: Dean - thoughtfulgolden_kimono on 8th August 2011 23:15 (UTC)
I can understand that. :( I really hope they'll be able to do something about this.
ゆ - just a pink fish_pinkfish on 9th August 2011 10:10 (UTC)
I love London a lot as well, it's one of my most favorite cities ever and it makes me angry and sad that this is happening. Why are people behaving this way? Really, what's the point of it? It only makes a bad situation worse and fucks things up for a lot of people.
I want to punch the people pulling the riots in the face, because they seriously piss me off.
D:
Kim: Film - Scream - look awaygolden_kimono on 9th August 2011 10:32 (UTC)
I don't understand what's going through their heads. The youngest person to be arrested last night was eleven years old. I wasn't even allowed out that late at that age, and I never would have dreamt of doing anything like this. How are these children even raised?
venus_doom74venus_doom74 on 10th August 2011 01:24 (UTC)
Oh snap!! How awful D:
EVERYONE is in my thoughts right now...this is a sad situation for such a gorgeous country :(
Kim: Aoi - hotgolden_kimono on 11th August 2011 23:20 (UTC)
Agreed. >_< I'm glad it seems to be quieting down at the moment...
inkstaind_dream: faery locketinkstaind_dream on 12th August 2011 06:38 (UTC)
It's crazy! And I hope the situation can be controlled before innocent people are hurt.
Kim: Sam - smilegolden_kimono on 14th August 2011 21:21 (UTC)
I'm really glad it seems to have calmed down by now! Because this was completely unnecessary.