Do you think the London riots are about the shooting by the police or is there more to it?
It is about people who have no respect for shopkeepers or their property. I thought the same thing when I saw the LA Riots in 1992. People engage in peaceful protest when they really care about something.
It's becoming clear that these 'riots' are being organised by oppotunistic holigans. They are using social networking sites to contact each other and organise themselves much the same way football hooligans do. They have nothing to do with anything but some people's wish to rob, loot and cause aggro.
Whatever the reason is, they are fighting. Usually the reason is less important than what is exactly happening. In my opinion it is just people who want to do something, yet are very, very unsure what exactly they could do.
Protests through agression never bring much else than agression in return.
Aggressive protests are usually sparked through an inefficiency to make a difference through peaceful protests. I'm not suggesting that makes it okay, but I can empathize with it.
That being said... From what I've heard from friends near london, there is a lot more to it than just two incidents of police brutality.
The shooting may have been seen as an activation, but the rioting now is just mindless vandalism. What can possibly be achieved by these insane actions?
I'm American and don't know much about the situation in London, but I don't think it's a singular event that causes riots. I think it's a build up of tension that escalates opportunistically when something like a police shooting happens.
In this day and age, there is no need for violent protesting in advanced countries. There are so many better, non-violent ways to voice an opinion or belief, especially with today's technological advances. And the saddest part is that the people who are most affected are small business owners who did nothing to deserve harm.
This just supports my cynical theory that most people are inherently selfish and stupid.
Please please please people should stop getting mixed up with what is happening in London and other cities in the UK and people protesting.
The rioting and looting (for that is what it is) has nothing to do with the fact that someone got shot for carrying a hand gun (illegal in the UK) and everything to do with criminal gangs within different communities.
Lets not try and guess made up reasons to why it is happening, lets just find a solution to stopping it and ensuring it doesn't happen again.
As I see it, not all rioters share one goal. Some of them are protesting for somehow a rightful cause but most of them are just being opportunistic as they rob and destroy properties knowing that their number protects them. Arresting all of them is a must to serve justice to those store owners and civilians who fallen victim to such unforgivable acts of violence.
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