Tuesday, August 09, 2011

streets littered with the remnants of cash register tills...,

Video - The Clash London Calling

SydneyMorningHerald | British Home Secretary Theresa May described the rioting as "sheer criminality", vowing that those responsible would be brought to justice.

Asked if the army would be brought in to restore order, Ms May said an end to the riots could be brought with policing, the use of intelligence and the help of local communities.

"The way we police in Britain is not through use of water cannon," she told Sky News.

News footage in Britain has shown brazen aggressors in broad daylight using street bins to smash business windows.

In one piece of footage, women can be seen and heard directing men to steal particular pieces of jewellery from a retailer while alarms scream.

Streets have been littered with the remnants of cash register tills and in at least one instance a cash machine was dragged from a business onto the street and forced open.

With many of the perpetrators identified as youths - some as young as 10 years old - authorities have appealed to parents to keep their children at home.

London's everyday operations have been impacted by the violence, with public transport routes modified and cancelled, and some suburbs put in lockdown.

British Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his holiday in Italy and flew back to Britain early Tuesday to chair a meeting of the government's emergency committee amid fears there will be a fourth night of violence.


Uglyblackjohn said...

"London Calling"?
I would have gone with, "Guns of Brixton".

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