Live Webcast From Second Day Of London Riots

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Doyle Hargraves's picture

Martial Law Bitchez!

Western's picture

This time it's not about Rodney King.

Doyle Hargraves's picture

Saw it firsthand, the only people who were half way prepared were the Korean shop owners that were armed to the teeth, they knew that the cops were going nowhere near where they were so they took care of business themselves and survived.

Ahmeexnal's picture

Qadaffi's troops have taken over London and are looting the town.
This is a major blow to NATO forces.

malikai's picture

LOL. But this is bullish for reconstruction. WTF guys, didn't we learn anything from Japan?

Pure Evil's picture

Would it be possible to start a pool to guess the first major city in the US to burst into flames spontaneously?

Doyle Hargraves's picture

All in on LA anyone that has been there recently would agree...hard pressed to find someone betting against that!

malikai's picture

I'd split it evenly among LA, New Orleans, and Chicago. But I wouldn't write off Houston, so maybe a bit of a punt in there.

Pure Evil's picture

I've lived in the Detroit area, nothing but miles upon miles of youths ready to lite the tinder.

They have years of experience, especially on Devils Night.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebANj7A9QDg

Doyle Hargraves's picture

Yeah but isn't most of Detroit being bulldozed anyway to be turned to urban farmland because no one wants to live there? Wouldn't burning the place actually help things along?!

malikai's picture

Exactly. Detroit is already post-apocalypse. If anything, it's likely to see hoards of its masses go around and clean the place up. Anything else that happens there is a moot point.

e_goldstein's picture

Doubt it would be Houston... probably some other place where it isn't so easy to buy guns.

zorba THE GREEK's picture

I'm betting on Washington D.C. As soon as they cut back on the hand-outs.

In D.C. 65% are on some kind of welfare and they can see the politicians responsible for screw up.

Doyle Hargraves's picture

Damn I forgot all about Baltimore! Yeah, it is as bad off as LA for sure, some parts of Atlanta may go crazy, too...for like a minute or two!

dark pools of soros's picture

wish there was one of those google news maps tracking all the teen mob violence..  it looks like those might spark the fires eventually

 

philly just got a youth curfew at 9pm whatever the hell that means since cops just want to write parking and traffic tickets and not chase kids around for free

TheChubs's picture

haha yeah, during the civil rights movements houston stayed quite. even with it's large black demographic. guns and mutually assured destruction are both pretty effective.

KowPie's picture

I call East St. Louis. Wonderful place.

falak pema's picture

They'll just enlarge the scope of the Olympics project to include this. Tottenham rocks for the Olympic rings!

ZeroPower's picture

That lone unfortunate event happened in Tottenham on Saturday, and the rioting (if any) should have stayed there. Those imbecile hooligans had all night sat and sunday to very immaturely show their displeasure, and even that was too much. And here comes monday and same thing happens, from midday onward, burning cars, breaking windows in local businesses.

The worst part is, theyre doing this in THEIR part of town. I could obviously care less cause i never visit such places, but it goes to show their irrationality knows no barriers. Quite a shame people like that exist only because of others that actually support them, directly or otherwise.

London should grow some balls and bring in the army on their asses. Dunno how the British army is but i assume its a bit more serious than the cops who are standing back watching as pillaging occurs.

malikai's picture

The real shame is that I could have been there in 10 minutes and have a free HDTV, but I'd rather chill.

Pure Evil's picture

When things get to Lebanon, 70's style, then you'll know, mission accomplished.

BigJim's picture

If the cops went in there and nipped it in the bud, the sheep wouldn't get to watch the edifying spectacle of the poloi running riot... whom only their beloved government can quell.

Police chief: "So! You think cuts in the police budget are a good idea? Watch this, mofo!"

Goldilocks's picture

Funny! Sad! +1 or -1... ;-)

aramsogo's picture

Why would Qadaffi do that? His money and favorite hedge fund money is in London.

www.cheynecapital.ly

falak pema's picture

but not in Tottenham. Q-daffy is a west sider not an east sider. Just look at Libya, he owns the west of it. I think he likes the west end of London like all Oligarchs and loves to see north, east and south burn. Logical camelese.

ZeroPower's picture

Haha, qaddafi would fit right into London's east end. For obvious reasons.

malikai's picture

Nah, East end is Nigerians. Qaddafi is definitely South London. Clapham most likely.

Jacks Creation's picture

East end is Bangladeshi- Clapham is generally english people who can't afford Battersea. Battersea is generally people who can't afford Chelsea.

malikai's picture

You must be unaware of the hoards stored in the Estates throughout Clapham. Go visit sometime - and not the high street.

YHC-FTSE's picture

Nope. Marble Arch and the Edgeware Rd. Pretty nice place actually, and great Ranoush places.

Freewheelin Franklin's picture

HAHAHAHAHAHA. But shouldn't they be in France?

RichardENixon's picture

Did you see the part where the cops came and arrested the Koreans for trying to protect their propery?

AnAnonymous's picture

Yep. Reminded me of the riots in Tibet led by Tibetans against Han run stores.

The US condemned China restoring order in Tibet. I wonder if US citizens will do the same in this case.

Just kidding actually...

spiral_eyes's picture

http://azizonomics.com/2011/08/08/the-battle-of-london-disaffected-youth-vs-the-state/

azizonomics, bringing zero hedge readers the inside track on the social disintegration of britain since 2011. 

Shitters_Full's picture

Jesus H. Christ, dude, I refuse to even consider clicking on your link due to your excessive overpromotion on here today.  Hooray, you have a blog!  So does everyone else.

Transitory Disinflation's picture

It is not only LONDON.  It is also in Birmgham (north england), things are getting nasty and overnight will be insane I think.

I have seen many interview'ees being cut off from the camera when they start saying :

 

"Well the bankers looted this country so what is wrong with the young looting shops"  I laughed but it is serious.  It is no longer about the wanna be gangster brap brap that was shot last week... this is/could go onto the bankers in the City as well... they better take some holiday imho.

Global Hunter's picture

Uh oh, you see I read the English press and had no idea things had been kicking off outside of London.

malikai's picture

Fucking spurs fans. Where's the territorial army to sort that shit out?

Global Hunter's picture

uhh if you're joking around then I would reply with a comment about the Yid Army and the TA.  Things were bad in Britain in the 70s, my spidey senses tell me if this begins to spread across the estates, it will be bad in every city. Actually the more I think about it, mobs begin to take over city centres across the country and the army is fighting on 3 fronts in Arabia and Libya.  

malikai's picture

I was just joking. But if things get out of control it could be. I don't think there will be any fighting in Libya or any other country if that happened, though. On the plus side, the UK would return to a net export country with oil if it did happen, so that might be a good thing.

Transitory Disinflation's picture

OK now in CROYDON... burning LIDL and some other shops.... this is madness.

reescher's picture

Right-o. Saw another comment posted on the BBC lead news story...

 

"At least for now, the violence in this half of London seems to have abated. I was talking to one young man who had received on his BlackBerry a list of places where he said there will be further trouble tonight.

He didn't tell me which places and stressed it is speculation. But he and a friend told me frustration with poverty in the area was boiling over."

Dr. Eldon Tyrell's picture

Panic on the streets of London
Panic on the streets of Birmingham
I wonder to myself
Could life ever be sane again?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AlH2oYedfk

 

whaletail's picture

+1 You, Sir, beat me to the punch.

Leland Lehrman's picture

twitter down, facebook down. what next. DOD shutting net down under COMSEC cover?

Transitory Disinflation's picture

I have friends who are using landline phones as mobile signal appears DEAD.  That is near to Hackney BTW.

 

Are they closing down communications?

tom a taxpayer's picture

Curfew Law Bitchez. It's already here. Philly Mayor Nutter sets weekend curfew for “a tiny minority of ignorant, reckless fools.”

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/08/08/nutter-sets-9pm-weekend-curf...