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Riots In London And Across The UK In 2011

Updated on March 18, 2014

Riots, Looting, Burglary and Arson Sweeps The UK!

Riots looting, arson and burglaries has become a reality accross different regions of the UK with the initial protests leading to riots starting in Tottenham in London taken place.

There has been looting of shops in shopping centres and and town centres and surrounding areas with people's houses and flats burnt down with rioters running wild over 4-5 nights.

Business buidlings have been burnt down, others with smashed windows then burgled.

Riot Police look on as Parts of London burns to the ground
Riot Police look on as Parts of London burns to the ground
A bus burns in London on the first nigth of the riots in Tottenham
A bus burns in London on the first nigth of the riots in Tottenham

It's Like A War Zone!

Watching these riots and lootings going on in the news, i could not believe what i was seeing because i expect to see this kind of scenery in the Middle East. With buildings burning down like as if they've been bombed by fighter planes.

The background noise coming from the news report consisted of helicopters, people shouting and screaming, windows smashing and car alarm and property alarms all wailing away. Some of the scenes look like they're out of video games or a hollywood movie, it is very disturbing and scary to think this is really happening all accross UK!

Below are the areas where riots, burglaries, arson and looting have taken place.

Carpertright shop burns down do ashes
Carpertright shop burns down do ashes

Locations Of Riots and Looting

  • Majority of London
  • Liverpool
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Birkenhead
  • Nottingham
  • Nottingham
  • Kent
  • Aldershot
  • Leeds
  • Haslemere
  • Southampton

And many other areas with minor disturbances throughout UK.

Why Did This Happen?

The reasons behind the riots and looting which started off in Tottenham, London, were behind jobless youths who have nothing better to do. Some youths who were interviewed in the news said that they have nothing better to so, the governemnt doesn't care about them and they can't get jobs after leaving school, college or university.

People from the places that were affected disagree with these looting chavs who were running amock and destroying and stealing everything they could get hold of. It was an excuse.

There is no excuse for this type of behaviour from anyone any age.

My opinion is that these youths did this to test the Police resiliance, which proved that until David Cameron, the Prime Minister, came back from his holiday in Italy, the Police did not do anything to stop it, and just watched from the sidelines.

After David Cameron came back to UK on Tuesday morning, the ball started rolling and the Police got their act together. What can the Police do anyway? They are having job cuts due to the Governement wasting money elsewhere an dnot investing in it's own back yard.

Will It Happen Again?

Hopefully this will not happen again, and it shouldn't have happened in the first place.

There was no motives behind, it just took off and everyone jumped on the bandwagon.

What the youths should try and do is to get involved in their own communities to see how they can improve the quality of life, without having to get stabbed while your out doing your shopping, or get shot for no apparent reason. With these gangs and youths hanging around street corners waiting to pounce on their next victim, Britain is, all of a sudden, not such a safe place!

The Aftermath

The riots in Birkenhead
The riots in Birkenhead
This woman bought her car the day before, and it got burned down by scallies in Birkenhead
This woman bought her car the day before, and it got burned down by scallies in Birkenhead


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      Gous Ahmed 6 years ago from Muslim Nation

      Yes, a real shame. People just don't care about their surroundings any more! They blame it on the government, which is right, but that doesn't mean they should take it out of the public.

      Thanks for your comment.

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      SusieQ42 6 years ago

      Wow, I didn't know about this! Shame on those crazy people! It looks like a war zone. We need to be praying for those who have been affected. Thanks for the info.