Tuesday, August 09, 2011

#riotcleanup - across London

This is a Google Map of the places in London affected by the rioting.  The looting and arson has been organised as well as opportunistic and very extensive.  This is an account of the third night of rioting as it happened - with pics.

It's now time for the communities around London to pull together.

Google Map of places in London affected by the Riots on Monday 8th August 2011
Local communities (ie ordinary people) are organising a Clean Up of the Riot Areas starting tomorrow morning - assuming they can get past police lines.

To find out where you can help and what time to turn up search this tag on Twitter #riotcleanup

Let's just hope somebody works out very soon how this horrendous and horrifying behaviour can be stopped in its tracks.


K. Henderson Fine Art said...

Stay safe! Good thoughts and prayers being sent your way.kingst

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

I watched the news in horror last night. How can this happen? I do hope you and yours are all safe after these terrible events. I still can't believe it - I thought I'd passed the news channel and was watching a film. Stay safe.

Rosemary said...

How absolutely awful for you and Great Britain. Please stay safe.

Making A Mark said...

According to two teenagers talking to the BBC in Croydon, the riots were to show they police that they can do what they like. Apparently it's all the rich people's fault and that's why they've attacked businesses in their local communities.

Billie Crain said...

I couldn't believe what I was reading about the riots, Katherine. How horrible! It sounded to me like many were just rioting for the pure fun of it with no cause in mind at all. A business that had been in a family for generations was simply burned to the ground and now they say there's been a death. Brought tears to my eyes. I hope you are keeping safe.

Nicki said...

It was just two months ago that we sat horrified watching the t.v. as the riots took place took place in Vancouver after the Stanley Cup. Those violent and destructive acts affected all of Canada and I am sorry to hear that your beautiful city is in the midst of such chaos. I hope you and those you love emerge unscathed.

Mona Diane Conner said...

So sorry Katherine! From the map it's clear how extensive it's been. Stay safe and my prayers are with you and all those impacted by this in London.

jeannette said...

This has been so terrible to see and read about. Please don't let it spoil your wonderful outlook on life.

Making A Mark said...

Thanks for all the comments.

Thankfully, the 16,000 police on the streets of London tonight have more or less stopped anything too bad happening in London

Unfortunately the same cannot be said for the rest of the UK. Bad rioting in Birmingham, West Bromwich, Manchester, Liverpool and Nottingham

Jan Pope said...

Please take care of yourself and stay safe. It seems as if the world is at odds with itself. Last year, there was rioting in the streets of Paris, this year London. And we have surely had our share in the US from time to time.

loriann signori said...

I am so sorry to hear that this awful violence continues. Rioting just because they can? How obscene! When they reported about it in the states the reporter noted that the rioters find organizing the violence has been made easier by using twitter, cell phone and facebook.
The whole thing is just horrible. Please take care.

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