Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Mindless Disgusting Violence

It's going to be a serious post today. How can it not be after everything that has happened?
Just take a look at these pictures and you will see what I mean.
Even this one, of a woman jumping out of a burning building to safety. It's just frightening.

Full scale riots and looting for no real reason other than greed.
Businesses and homes set alight for no real reason other than to cause damage.
Violence spreading because thugs want to jump on the bandwagon.
Law abiding citizens sick to their stomach and scared to leave their own homes.

How on Earth can this happen?

What started off as a peaceful protest over a man who was shot by the police, later evolved into violence and looting, which took away from the original meaning of the gathering.
It was a crime of opportunity, there was even a case of people going into McDonalds and frying their own burgers. That's not a protest, that's just stupidity. They are looting places which would give them what they want, food, money, electronics, there were images of people literally ripping TVs off the walls.

Once people saw looters breaking into shops and stealing whatever they could, message spread around the capital saying that others should do the same. Many of them are saying that people could join the riots because they want free stuff, and who would say no to that?
Now, it has spread all over the country.

And if you thought it couldn't get any worse they were using the chaos of the situation to break into people's homes.

It's violent thugs who would use any excuse to cause disorder.

Come on, an 11 year old was arrested, what exactly does he have to be angry about?

These thugs cannot win. Telling them that they will feel "full force of the law" is not good enough in a country where people think that the legal system is a joke and not tough enough on criminals. This is especially true now, since there are planned police and budget cuts.

It's vile, it's disgusting, and we want our country back.


Deniz Bevan said...

Very scary stuff, Naina. It boggles my mind that it could escalate so far so fast. Hope it all simmers down very soon.

Naina Gupta said...

I don't think so. It has all kicked off again this afternoon in some areas, and it will only get worse.
I'm petrified.

Laura said...

All I can say is, good luck and stay safe all you lovely Londonders! - terrifying few days, just goes to show hoe precarious peace is.

Talli Roland said...

It's awful, isn't it?

Naina Gupta said...

Laura and Talli, hope you stayed safe last week.