A gang member was shot by police, they said he had a gun. gang said he didn't
they started a riot outside the police station he was taken to
on Fridaay the gang and several other gangs were in the area clubbing, fights broke out between them and the police, meanwhile locals saw it as an opportunity to loot shops, some of the other events have started because of the gangs involved attacking other areas, some have started because un related gangs have wanted to show they can do it better.
Gangs tend to be starting the damage, while locals get involved and carry it on while they leave and start somewhere else.
stupid thing is the police might not be fighting hard but they aren't letting anyone out with stolen items, its only the gangs who get in early and take transport who actually leave with a large amount of stuff..
in the last half an hour the police have sent in armored vehicles, but the organized will just split up and attack other areas while people who are there to watch or just jump on the opportunity to steal with little risk get held by police.
im currently staying in west london with my parents but a local shopping center has now been hit by people from other parts of the city. Tommmorow the gang i'm involved with are planning to photograph and video the aftermath of tonight, which hasn't been bad as there were only about 15 people. and then go out for a drink tommorow evening as many of our places of work are shut, and fight off looters with the police
Those locals are terible,at first they had a small reason but know they're rioting for no reason and just causing problems,i watched a video of a guy in the middle of a riot yelling at everybody about how they arent fighting for a cause and it's just crime,noone payed attention to him and kept looting,fucking assholes.
England is a complete mess at the moment and I am ashamed to call myself English whilst this happens in my country. The local thugs are using the actions from the gangs as an excuse to cause mayhem and mischief. Welcome to the world we live in, I hope you have a pleasant stay.