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Tottenham In Flames As Protesters Riot
Guardian (UK) ^ | August 06, 2011

Posted on 08/06/2011 3:52:40 PM PDT by Steelfish

Tottenham In Flames As Protesters Riot Two patrol cars, a bus and a shop have been set on fire during disturbances in the Tottenham area

Saturday 6 August 2011

Around 300 rioters have set fire to two patrol cars, a bus and a shop in the Tottenham area. Photograph: Guardian

A bus, a shop and two patrol cars have been set on fire in Tottenham. An estimated crowd of around 300 have gathered and there have been reports of looting and shop windows being smashed.

Earlier in the day members of a community where a young man was shot dead by police had took to the streets to demand "justice".

The 29-year-old, named locally as father-of-four Mark Duggan, died at the scene in Tottenham, north London, on Thursday.

About 120 people marched from the local Broadwater Farm area to Tottenham Police Station, forcing officers to close the High Road and put traffic diversions in place.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Missiles were thrown at them. One was set alight and one was pushed into the middle of the High Road."

Officers were being dispatched to disperse the crowd, he said.

He could not confirm that those responsible for the trouble were connected to the protest. (snip)

Officers had been attempting to carry out an arrest under the Trident operational command unit, which deals with gun crime in the black community, according to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: attackmob; mobs; riot; tottenham; urbanculture
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1 posted on 08/06/2011 3:52:41 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Have seen this story on my TWITTER feed for the past hour.

I was wondering WTH was going on?


2 posted on 08/06/2011 3:54:24 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Steelfish
The footage on the news looks outta control... These PC Brits don't have the stones to lock-n-load when that option is required....

Just sayin'...
So sad....
UK = circling the drain...

3 posted on 08/06/2011 3:56:39 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Steelfish

Shot dead by Brit cops? You mean they actually had loaded weapons?


4 posted on 08/06/2011 3:59:27 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (EVERY knee shall bow and EVERY mouth shall say: Jesus Christ IS LORD!!!!)
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To: Steelfish

ROP??


5 posted on 08/06/2011 4:00:24 PM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

Our WI. compatriots didn;t open fire on the black crowds either at the WI state fair who wanted to bash their brains in...


6 posted on 08/06/2011 4:00:58 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: Chickensoup

No ROP.


7 posted on 08/06/2011 4:01:32 PM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Steelfish

It is not mentioned, but could these “rioters” be members of the Religion of Peace — you know the ones — Amish gangbangers and LDS dope smugglers? I could not be moderate, peaceful Muslims? Oh, wait . . .


8 posted on 08/06/2011 4:02:24 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: Steelfish

There is Laker fan riot in London who knew LOL!


9 posted on 08/06/2011 4:03:51 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Steelfish

The usual whining from the family: “he was not a violent person. He never hurt anyone.”

One of the cops that was on the arrest team had a bullet in his radio. Friendly fire? I doubt it. He was wanted for selling guns.


10 posted on 08/06/2011 4:05:43 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Steelfish

From the article: “.....gun crime in the black community.”

I guess this is a way of identifying the rioters.


11 posted on 08/06/2011 4:05:51 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Steelfish

Amish again?


12 posted on 08/06/2011 4:06:03 PM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: Steelfish

NBC just showed some video. Looks like a an average night in the suburbs of Paris.


13 posted on 08/06/2011 4:06:29 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Chickensoup
ROP??

Not unless they go by the name of Mark these days. After what went down in Fullerton CA (lived there or the next town over for 25 years) a few days back with a Homeless Man, I'm not giving the UK Cops the benefit of the doubt until the smoke clears. We lose the Cops we lose the War, and it starting to look that way somewhat.

14 posted on 08/06/2011 4:06:47 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: Chickensoup

“ROP?”

No way. Just Google “Tottenham UK Muslim”. Probably Amish on holiday.


15 posted on 08/06/2011 4:06:54 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: RetiredArmy
Shot dead by Brit cops? You mean they actually had loaded weapons?

They were trying to serve an arrest warrant for a previous gun crime and the perp opened up on them.

16 posted on 08/06/2011 4:09:50 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: DAC21

“We lose the Cops we lose the War, and it starting to look that way somewhat.”

I’m worried about that too.


17 posted on 08/06/2011 4:10:31 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Chickensoup

Nope. “Africanus-Britannia.”


18 posted on 08/06/2011 4:10:42 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Steelfish
The Islam London deserves.
19 posted on 08/06/2011 4:12:00 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: All

Coming soon, VERY soon, to a city or neighborhood near you. Man, I wish I could get to a small rural town where things like this will never happen. There are towns like that out there. I grew up in one.


20 posted on 08/06/2011 4:22:10 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: buccaneer81

I am surprised that anyone there can get their hands on a gun since they shoot you on sight for having one.


21 posted on 08/06/2011 4:22:25 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (EVERY knee shall bow and EVERY mouth shall say: Jesus Christ IS LORD!!!!)
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“...rivers of blood.....” Brits can’t say they were not warned.


22 posted on 08/06/2011 4:24:32 PM PDT by Godwin1 (Curve stuff)
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To: MasterGunner01

http://twitpic.com/622lt2


23 posted on 08/06/2011 4:54:03 PM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: Steelfish

Did anyone else notice all the article links at the bottom with people being shot?

I thought guns were illegal in Britian. How do all those people get shot?


24 posted on 08/06/2011 4:56:46 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: buccaneer81

Bloody buggers.


25 posted on 08/06/2011 5:09:31 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Steelfish

"father of 4" Mark Duggan

26 posted on 08/06/2011 5:16:18 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Errant

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3736694/Gunman-killed-in-shootout-with-cops-had-texted-girlfriend-to-say-The-feds-are-following-me.html

Gangsta..

“Suspected gangster Mark Duggan, 29, fired a handgun at an armed cop, whose life was saved when the bullet hit his radio.

The officer returned fire with his Heckler & Koch MP5 sub-machine gun - blasting dad-of-five Duggan twice in the face before slumping to the ground. “


27 posted on 08/06/2011 5:17:22 PM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: Steelfish
YOB NATION
28 posted on 08/06/2011 5:21:30 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (It's the Tea Party's fault!)
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To: FourPeas

Not a lot of room for a brain in that head.


29 posted on 08/06/2011 5:25:17 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Steelfish

The Shape of Things to Come.


30 posted on 08/06/2011 5:36:52 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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Although Tottenham is well known for its diversity and culture, it has also been one of the main hotspots for gangs and gun crime in the United Kingdom during the past three decades. This followed the rise of gangs and drug wars throughout the area, notably those involving the Tottenham Mandem gang and various gangs from Hackney and all of the areas surrounding Tottenham, and the emergence of an organised crime ring known as the Turkish Mafia was said to have controlled more than 90% of the UK’s heroin market


31 posted on 08/06/2011 5:44:36 PM PDT by fudimo
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To: FourPeas

Husband of how many?


32 posted on 08/06/2011 5:45:46 PM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: Steelfish

33 posted on 08/06/2011 5:50:30 PM PDT by mirkwood (Palin 2012 or fishing.)
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To: Steelfish

Officers had been attempting to carry out an arrest under the Trident operational command unit, which deals with gun crime in the black community, according to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).


34 posted on 08/06/2011 6:00:23 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: Steelfish

“Crowd now attacking a police car. We are being forced to withdraw. BBC sat truck attacked #Tottenham
2 minutes ago”

All live coverage has stopped..BBC cut to “Olympic Dreams” recording..


35 posted on 08/06/2011 6:02:30 PM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: RetiredArmy

The police are armed because he black gangs that have ruled Tottenham for years have guns.


36 posted on 08/06/2011 6:21:55 PM PDT by Melchior
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To: buccaneer81
The Arabic word is Abd which means 'slave'.

Since things Arab/Muslim are politically correct, we should be able to use that word.

37 posted on 08/06/2011 6:37:16 PM PDT by CharlyFord (t)
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To: Steelfish

“@policeuk: It is strongly recommend to stay clear of #Tottenham due to large scale public order incident, homes are being evacuated.”

Thugs now invading and robbing homes.

Disarmed populace, of course.


38 posted on 08/06/2011 6:37:27 PM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: Chickensoup
ROP??

UK bloggers say African-Caribbeans.

39 posted on 08/06/2011 8:05:39 PM PDT by TexasKamaAina
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To: Steelfish

Apparently the US isn’t the only predominately white nation where “youths” feel entitled to their own “justice” ...


40 posted on 08/06/2011 8:21:55 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: wolficatZ
Thugs now invading and robbing homes.

Disarmed populace, of course.


And, that right there is the reason that Florida was the first state to pass 'Right To Carry' laws! The criminals were winning in Miami and the other large population centers. The solution was arming Florida citizens.

And it worked!! Other states noticed and most have also passed 'Right To Carry' laws.

41 posted on 08/06/2011 8:26:00 PM PDT by CharlyFord (t)
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To: Terry Mross

I live in that town...no gangs, almost no crime, and the trouble makers are known to everyone. No graffiti on walls, no home burglaries, (everyone is well armed), wonderful place to live...just a little tough to make a living there.


42 posted on 08/06/2011 8:36:35 PM PDT by Cuttnhorse (a.k.a Gussie Fink-Nottle)
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To: Steelfish
Hard to believe that Obama and Holder have "their people" in the UK...but then Obama is a world citizen.

Helps one understand why Obama reportedly said about Churchill's bust in the Oval Office..."get that thing out of here!"

43 posted on 08/06/2011 9:04:46 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Steelfish; marktwain; All

Sydney Morning Herald’s account:

“Central London has seen student and trade union protests turn ugly in recent months but this outbreak of rioting is the worst seen in years in the suburbs.

The unrest followed a march to the police station in Tottenham in protest over the shooting dead of a minicab passenger by police on Thursday in an apparent exchange of gunfire.”

Read more, plus several photos & a video: http://www.smh.com.au/world/blazes-looting-in-london-riot-20110807-1ih6j.html#ixzz1UJQs67ss


44 posted on 08/06/2011 9:27:47 PM PDT by odds
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To: buccaneer81

Mark Duggan


Mark Duggan and his girlfriend Simone Wilson

45 posted on 08/06/2011 9:36:55 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: odds
Thanks much, FRiend, for the link to the Sydney Morning Herald. I was absolutely stuned [sic] by this phrase from the account:

Tottenham is an ethnically-diverse urban area...

Well...well...well. Yet another multicultural triumph.

46 posted on 08/06/2011 9:44:04 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex

Do they resemble a certain older couple we all know and despise, or is it just me?


47 posted on 08/06/2011 9:48:36 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81
Do they resemble a certain older couple we all know and despise, or is it just me?

The likeness is indeed uncanny with this duo. Can you figure out the nature of the text and image on her top?

48 posted on 08/06/2011 9:53:26 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex

Nope. Can’t make it out.


49 posted on 08/06/2011 10:06:55 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: re_nortex

They tend to use a great deal of PC phrases & words nowadays, especially SMH.. Anyway, I never liked living in North London; that was a couple decades ago when I lived there. Although, the UK, as a country, now is much more of a .. ummm... “ethnically diverse” country than was back in the 70s & 80s. Most of the people I still know in the UK moved out of London long ago & now live in other towns such as Luton. Also because rents and house prices, especially in traditionally more affluent & upper middle to upper-class areas such as the West End in London are through the roof. Though, now one still tends to get very rich Arabs or a few wealthy Pakistanis in the West End too.


50 posted on 08/06/2011 10:19:27 PM PDT by odds
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