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Old 08-08-2011, 03:46 PM
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London riots

Who else is following this story? Thoughts?
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:53 PM
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The what now?
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:36 PM
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Periphery just posted on their facebook that a couple of the venues they've been to before got burnt pretty bad. Not good...
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:39 PM
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I'm gonna have to step away from Twitter and news sites at some point, it's starting to make me really worried and sick. I've got a lot of friends and colleagues in the areas getting hit hardest. I've been reading a nonstop stream of updates for the last like seven hours and I'm starting to freak myself out. Not usually a big news junkie (at least for a journalist) but I can't pull away.
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:07 PM
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Frankly most of what's on social networks is complete bullshit and the live news broadcasts are crap.

Will update tomorrow.
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:37 PM
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:03 PM
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:09 PM
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:10 PM
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:25 AM
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Right, so...

TRUE
- Almost all of the rioting was not linked to any actual protest or event, it was just opportunist low-level gangs taking the excuse to steal some stuff and have some fun.
- gangs were co-ordinating via Blackberry Messenger and Twitter, but it doesn't seem like it was premeditated, just organising on-the-fly.
- riots broke out in Bristol, Liverpool and Birmingham - just for the sake of joining in
- David Cameron returned early from a holiday to have a crisis meeting this morning and will recall Parliament on Thursday
- The England v Holland football friendly, and some other lower level sporting events, have been cancelled.

NOT TRUE
- London Zoo was attacked and animals escaped
- Manchester had riots
- the Army are being called in

UNKNOWN
- whether or not the Suicidal Tendencies gig on Monday will be cancelled
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