Monday, 8 August 2011


....on the streets of London. Panic on the streets of Birmingham.
The third consecutive night of riots, tonight, is the worse yet, spreading throughout London and causing similar scenes in the Second City.
The death of Mark Duggan is blamed as the catalyst for recent unrest, but it seems the latest bout of disorder is mainly caused by masked youths, with only criminal damage in mind. There is no protest. It even spread through Hackney today, reaching my very own Bethnal Green Road.

Bethnal Green Road this evening.

Like nothing I've seen in my lifetime and hopefully never will again. London has an eerie presence about it today. And as someone rightly said, currently, "It's not my London".
This lady thinks so too.

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