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Feel like buying us a pint or two? All of us are doing this unpaid – it would be nice to have a meal and a drink. Additional reporting: Gaz Corfield (current liveblog), Ricky Compton (liveblog prior to 17:30 and now Twitter @thewestlondoner ), Xenia Coudrille ( Facebook page ), Lee Fleming (research), Chris Green (research), Sean Cameron (ground reporting & research) and Moa Aarenstrup (late night research).
Terwijl de Engelse media deze week hun uiterste best deden om niet te verzuipen in de chaos van plunderingen, leverden een stelletje studenten een verrassende prestatie. Met hun liveblog wisten ze hun publiek van minuut tot minuut op de hoogte te houden van de taferelen in Londen. En dat publiek zwol allengs aan: op één dag bereikten de studenten met hun liveblog het opmerkelijke aantal van 1 miljoen page views, zo meldt Journalism.co.uk . Opmerkelijk, want het liveblog was te vinden op een tamelijk onbekende hyperlokale nieuwssite – The West Londoner – die wordt gerund door vrijwilligers, voornamelijk studenten van Brunel University. De bekendheid van de site verspreidde zich dankzij het liveblog als een virus onder het internetpubliek, met Twitter en Facebook als belangrijkste aanjagers.
Primark, Tesco, TK Maxx, Marks & Spencers; metal shutters have come down over all of their doors. Mcdonald’s shattered windows lie hidden behind hastily erected wooden boards. The pavement leading up one side-street is strewn with ashes, the faces of parking meters scorched beyond recognition. Police congregate in threes at the end of every road.
Police tackled a gang of youths who were heading for The Grafton centre last night, as rioting and looting threatened to spread to Cambridge. Cambridgeshire police were first alerted to the group of 30-40 young people at 11.35pm last night. Officers rushed into action, and were able to break the mob up within 20 minutes.
Sam Francis is in Loughborough Junction Brixton, where he witnessed 30 youths, faces covered, being chased into the station by two police officers. Police vans and cars were also in pursuit, and block... Sam Francis is in Loughborough Junction Brixton, where he witnessed 30 youths, faces covered, being chased into the station by two police officers. Police vans and cars were also in pursuit, and blocked the youths inside the station. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/blog/2011/aug/08/london-riots-third-night-live 22:36 Mon 8 Aug
Riots in London and around the country saw widespread looting and buildings set alight. Dozens were left homeless after a night of riots on the streets of Tottenham after a peaceful demonstration on 6 August over the death of a man who was shot by police turned violent. Here is a timeline of what happened, starting with most recent events. 00:22 BST - The Metropolitan Police say 1,103 people have now been arrested in connection with the riots and 654 people have been charged.
I was not shocked by the budget debacle in the United States last month: it seemed inevitable. Nor was I surprised that the stock market subsequently collapsed like a warm ice cream cone following Standard & Poor’s taking Congress and President Obama to the woodshed . (All right, I’m a bit concerned about my investments. But Chri$t on a Cracker, somebody had to put the hurt on our politicians in a way they could understand!) However, I could not believe my eyes when I saw, four days ago, that Londoners had begun to riot in Tottenham following the shooting of a black man by police . Live reports from the BBC are here , along with analysis by MPs, community activists and broadcasters who are dramatically smarter and more articulate than most of the television journalists that can be found on the 180+ cable channels that I receive courtesy of Comcast.
I’m huddled in the front room with some shell-shocked friends, watching my city burn. The BBC is interchanging footage of blazing cars and running street battles in Hackney, of police horses lining up in Lewisham, of roiling infernos that were once shops and houses in Croydon and in Peckham. Last night, Enfield, Walthamstow, Brixton and Wood Green were looted; there have been hundreds of arrests and dozens of serious injuries, and it will be a miracle if nobody dies tonight.
The second alleged culprit is ethnicity. But, as David Lammy, Tottenham’s MP, has said, these are no race riots. The Eighties uprisings at Broadwater Farm, as in Toxteth and Brixton, were products, in part, of a poisonous racism absent in today’s Tottenham, where the Chinese grocery, the Turkish store and the African hairdresser’s sit side by side.
6.45am: Good morning. After a third day and night of rioting and looting, disturbances spread from the centre of London to the outer fringes of the city and to other cities, with similar scenes repeated in Birmingham, Nottingham, Liverpool and Bristol . Welcome to our latest live blog. Here's a summary of the Monday's events:
Police stand in line as a building burns in Tottenham The Prime Minister caught a 3am flight back from Italy. At 6.30 yesterday evening, No 10 was still saying that Mr Cameron was keeping in close touch and there was no need for him to come back, but the images of the Croydon furniture shop in flames and the steady spread of violence across London and in Birmingham made that unsustainable. He's given in to the inevitable, and while some will be tempted to focus on the time it took for him to realise he had to return, what should preoccupy us should be the 'and now what?'
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Al Jazeera's ongoing coverage of the London riots has highlighted how mobile networks, particularly Blackberry phones, were used to mobilise looters. But social media has also been used to spread rumours, creating misinformation about what was happening on the ground. One example from Stream contributor and Twitter user @LiveJ shows a widely-circulated image that appears to show a military presence gathering in London. One tweet accompanying the photo read: "The Army is assembling in Bank." But this image actually turned out to be a photograph from Egypt.
In London, groups of young people rampaged for a third straight night, setting buildings, vehicles and garbage dumps alight, looting stores and pelting police officers with bottles and fireworks. The spreading disorder was an unwelcome warning of the possibility of violence for leaders organizing the 2012 Summer Olympics in less than a year. Police called in hundreds of reinforcements – and made a rare decision to deploy armored vehicles in some of the worst-hit districts – but still struggled to keep pace with the chaos unfolding at flashpoints across London, in the central city of Birmingham, the western city of Bristol and the northwestern city of Liverpool. Authorities acknowledged that major new bouts of violence had badly stretching their resources. “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.
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The riots spreading through London are a terrifying reminder of what lies ahead as the austerity-obsessed West nosedives into economic collapse. The markets plummet and London burns. Whatever your political inclinations may be, there’s no denying the apocalyptic quality to the headlines coming out of Europe’s largest city right now.
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