London is currently in the midst of night-time rioting. Thankfully my place of work in North London hasn’t been too badly affected and I live outside the city so haven’t seen anything first-hand and hopefully won’t! Watching it on the news and reading it in the newspaper, it’s shocking to see so much chaos and destruction. And pretty scary too. It gave me goosebumps just hearing about it.
The riots started after the police killed a man in Tottenham and a peaceful protests got out of control. The violence has spread throughout London with opportunists and criminals taking advantage and destroying whole areas. Looting is a big part of the problem too. Everyone is calling for the army and water canons to be used as the police appear to be losing control.
Hopefully the streets will become peaceful again soon but the lasting effects could be severe as massive clean-up jobs are needed and the Olympics loom on the horizon.
Have you be affected by the riots? How do you feel about them?